..of Donald Sterling, the American NBA Clippers owner who was 'banned for life' after being caught on tape telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to his games and more... Some people have pointed out, or wondered.. how he could be racist, and have a non white or 'black' girlfriend.
I think that point is interesting.
It links to the idea that racism is a thing of the past due to the number of 'inter-racial or mixed' relationships, and increased number of 'mixed raced children'.
I understand why people would say that, but unfortunately, an individual who is white, can have a black partner, and still maintain white supremicist views...can still not want, or like to be around black people... or at the very least have an 'unexplained unease' around black people ( .. and that can be true even if the individual is black.. and has a black partner)
Which brings me to my question.
If your partner holds white supremecist views..,. and you are non white.. why would you want to be with that person?
How could you lay with someone who is racist?.. unless you are racist yourself.
A lot has been said about Sterling.. but I have a feeling that his 'girlfriend.. would have heard those remarks before... which makes her no different in my opinion.
For those who have said she is black.. is she?
She may not be 'white'.. but she's not' black' either... is she..?
So who is black..?
.. and what does it mean to be 'black' today
I think that Donald Sterling does have a right to his opinion, I also think that what he said ( although I've not heard it all) was an emotional response to a relationship problem. In short, I think he was Jealous... which may help to put his remarks in context.
..and that he's extremely rich.. may help to put her in context.. #justsaying
In the news today, TV [presenter Jeremy Clarkson.. was apparently caught on tape/camera saying the 'N' word. ( For those of us familiar with Clarkson..Is that even 'news'?)
Now Clarkson knows, that he, can never say that word and it be okay.
Ti said they should replace him with Idris Elba :)
Well.. I know who I'd rather look at
Happy Friday! x