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NYT falsely depicts Donald Sterling as a southerner


Donald Sterling was born in Chicago and has lived in Southern California since he was two. His parents were recent Jewish immigrants. However, the New York Times would like you to think he is a southerner.

The New York Times article references the South five times. Nowhere does it say that Donald Sterling is a liberal Jew from Beverly Hills. Nowhere doe sit say he is a lifelong Democrat who has won awards from the local NAACP.

Sterling never once mentions the South in the recording. He does reference Israel and say black people are treated like dogs in Israel. Why isn’t this in the article? Maybe his “racism” is part of Israeli culture?

The New York Times simply uses the controversy as another opportunity to demonize the South.

From New York Times…

For decades it was perfectly acceptable to let him run his team like “a Southern plantation like structure,” as the former Clippers general manager Elgin Baylor once charged in a lawsuit. Sterling routinely operated below the radar, so what was there to worry about?

That suit also accused Sterling of running his franchise with the mentality of a Southern plantation owner, as a man who preferred a team of “poor black boys from the South” who were “playing for a white coach.”

Baylor lost the lawsuit, but among the most shocking parts of it — just like the most shocking aspect of the most recent accusations against Sterling — was how long Baylor put up with “the Southern plantation” mentality before standing up for himself.