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“I hope that every bigot in this country sees what happened to Mr. Sterling and recognizes that if he can fall, so can you.” – Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, former NBA All-Star, speaking for players

Donald Sterling, the embattled 81-year-old L.A. Clippers owner, has endured ridicule and scorn after his alleged mistress, 31-year-old Vanessa Staviano, goaded him into expressing his disapproval of her hanging out and posting photos of herself with black athletes on Instagram.

Staviano recorded the conversation, and what should’ve remained a private quarrel was leaked to the media. The ensuing uproar got Sterling a lifetime ban from the NBA and a $2.5 million fine.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver promised to do everything in his power to strip Sterling of his team. The Clippers’ owner is not willing to sell, and the parties are gearing up for a legal battle.

Meanwhile, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and other race hustlers came out of their rat holes to exploit this situation.

Based on the reaction from the NBA commissioner, the NBA Players Association and so-called civil rights “leaders,” you’d think that Donald Sterling was the resurrection of Alabama’s segregationist Gov. George Wallace.

The outrage from blacks and the media circus surrounding Sterling is an attempt to shut down the free speech of whites and shake down wealthy white Americans.

I said on my radio show that Sterling’s comments were fueled by jealousy and anger at his rumored young mistress spending time with black athletes.

The latest unauthorized recording posted on RadarOnline.com confirms my theory. Sterling says: “I like her [Staviano]. I’m jealous that she’s with black guys. … Can’t I in private tell her, ‘I don’t want you to be with anybody?’”

The goal of the race hustlers is to make Sterling an example to put whites on notice that if they dare criticize blacks, even in the privacy of their own homes, they’ll be labeled a “racist,” banned, sued and have their lives turned upside-down.

This suppression of speech is making whites fearful of speaking up and is setting race relations back 100 years. The overreaction from black NBA players and black “leaders” has convinced this generation of young blacks that all whites are racist.

Sterling has been an NBA team owner for 33 years. What do we know about his history?

We know he’s been sued and accused of discrimination by his tenants. He’s settled cases, and he’s fought and won others.

In 2009, Ex-Clipper GM Elgin Baylor sued Sterling for wrongful termination, initially claiming age and racial discrimination. Baylor lost the case.

But there hasn’t been a single black player or coach that has come out since this recent controversy to accuse Sterling of discrimination.

This is what we’ve heard recently from the blacks who worked for Sterling:

Lakers Hall of Famer and former L.A. Clippers coach, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, said he’s never been discriminated against or mistreated by Sterling. In fact, Kareem said that Sterling invited him to attend his daughter’s wedding and Kareem attended.

Another former L.A. Clipper, Cuttino Mobley, appeared on Fox News and said he was treated fairly and had no problem with Sterling.

NBA Commissioner Silver said he’s personally known Sterling for some 20 years.

Sterling has received two awards from the Los Angeles NAACP for his philanthropy. He was scheduled to receive a “Lifetime Achievement Award” this month.

If Sterling is a racist, wouldn’t the NBA and NAACP know about it?

I don’t know if Donald Sterling is a racist, nor do I care. This was a private matter, and it should have remained between him and the manipulative woman he was dealing with.

President Barack Obama, who never lets a crisis go to waste, weighed in all the way from Malaysia and shamelessly used Sterling as an example of white racism in America.

This president and the race hustlers never put the same attention toward combating the real issues harming blacks. In fact, they attack black conservatives who encourage blacks to take responsibility for their own lives.

Liberal Democrats and the civil-rights hustlers have been using the plight of the black community to build political clout and wealth for more than half a century. When they hear reports of whites like Donald Sterling or Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy making “controversial” remarks about blacks, they come out in droves to exploit the situation.

Racism is no longer an issue in America – it’s on its deathbed, gasping for breath. If it weren’t for the likes of Sharpton, Jackson, the Congressional Black Caucus, Barack Obama and the NAACP, racial strife in America would be a distant memory.

The average black person will gain nothing from Sterling being banned. But their “leaders” are trying to get closed-door meetings with NBA team owners. In the end, the liberal elite blacks will more than likely be awarded contracts for their businesses and money for their “diversity training” programs, while most blacks will still wallow in poverty and fatherlessness.

Will blacks ever get over their own racism so they can see that their real enemies are the race hustlers who claim to represent them? Will whites get over their fear of being labeled “racist” and speak up? I pray that they do, and soon.

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