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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling sits on the sidelines wathcing his team play the New York Knicks in their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles in this February 11, 2009 file photo. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files) Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling sits on the sidelines wathcing his team play the New York Knicks in their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles in this February 11, 2009 file photo. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files)  

It’s Only Racism When They Want Your Stuff

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Yolanda Weinberger and James T. Harris
Hosts, James T. Harris Show

It’s a tale of two owners.

Cliven Bundy, a family man and wealthy rancher, has something the leftist progressive government wants: his property. So, the government makes a grab for it in order to put him in his place in regards to grazing cattle on federal land. Americans push back. How do the in-the-pocket media respond? By setting up an interview, chopping up the unsophisticated rancher’s responses, and portraying him as a racist; claims that have been refuted by his own black bodyguard.

Donald Sterling, adulterer and wealthy NBA team owner has been known to the NAACP as a racist since at least 2009. Through the years they kept taking his grant money anyway. His paramour records one of his many allegedly racist rants and releases it to TMZ (the last investigative journalism outlet left in America). How do the in-the-pocket media respond? By amplifying the grievance crowd’s meme until the NBA fined Sterling and banned him for life.  Earvin Magic Johnson was one of the first to declare that Sterling should be stripped of the Clippers. And guess what? Now Earvin Johnson is in line to take control of Sterling’s team.

It’s a tale of two progressive responses.

Progressives and the Social Justice Brothas are ok with racism if the racists are paying them off. Bundy’s problem is that he refused to pay. ‘Justice’ was swift and harsh in that case. He was quickly bullied and labeled. Sterling’s case is altogether different. As long as he contributed to the cause, all was well.

The ruling progressive Democrats have a long history of excusing and being excused for saying wretched, racist things as long as they support the NAACP and its causes. Observe: Joe Biden’s 2007 quote about Barack Obama, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” And Harry Reid, who in 2008 said that Obama was a “light skinned” African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

No roundup of Democrat racism would be complete without Bill Clinton’s 2010 approbation of Senator Robert Byrd’s affiliation with the KKK. “They mention that he once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, and what does that mean? I’ll tell you what it means,” said Bill Clinton. “He was a country boy from the hills and hollows of West Virginia. He was trying to get elected.” This is from a white Arkansas boy who was hailed as the “first black president.”

All the previous statements were glossed over and forgiven. But not so for Donald Sterling. Sterling has to pay, and the results will be magic. Magic Johnson is no stranger to the liberal race manipulation game. He was a supporter of all the racism hall-of-famers mentioned above. He knew about Sterling’s racism as much as anyone did. Not only is he close friends with one of the alleged victims of Sterling’s bigotry, fellow Laker great Elgin Baylor, but pictures he took with Sterling’s erstwhile mistress were a central theme of the leaked tape.

What’s the difference between Donald Sterling and all the other racists who were forgiven? Sterling’s problem was that he was too widely exposed in a profession that would reach too many of the affected group; black Americans. When the American public becomes aware of the hypocrisy of racism entrepreneurs, liberals turn on them because they smell an even bigger payout in the support of the outraged public. Now, the Grievance Squad, headed up by the League of Justice Brothas (Sharpton and Jackson) have been outmaneuvered, and Magic Johnson has succeeded in stripping Sterling’s team from him much in the same way the BLM took Bundy’s cattle. Hey! He owns those Negroes fair and square!

Will the players be treated the same way as Bundy’s property? Who cares? Like the BLM environmentalists, the NAACP has been bought. Whether it is government entitlement subsidies or a bigoted wealthy NBA team owner, the race hustling preachers without pulpits are in line for a shakedown. The twist is, in his quest to become the Clippers’ new owner, Magic Johnson beat them all to the punch! What has been exposed here is that it’s only racism when liberals want your stuff: they will tolerate and even celebrate a racist as long as they’re getting paid.