I will answer my own question – you’re damn right they do!!! (Okay, I’ll temper the aforementioned exclamation with – not all, but sadly most do) Donald Sterling is a despicable white racist who has a penchant for women the age of his GREAT grandchildren and the sad truth is that I have met, known, and even been close to people who share his EXACT sentiments.
This world since I’ve been alive (I’m 50) has changed dramatically in terms of race and sex. The fact that I was raised and taught to believe in certain things and in a certain way is profoundly sad and a worldview of which I’m deeply ashamed. I speak the truth when I tell you that there are old fogies who maintain and continue to hold on to a value system (actually not value at all – it’s disturbing and sad) regarding minorities and the marginalizing of women.
The whole Donald Sterling affair ought to be a wake – up call for all you misogynistic racists out there.
So WhaDaYaThink ? What do you think ? I think there are at least 2 great lessons at hand 1. People are people whether black, green, white or purple (I hate this expression, but…) and 2. If you’re an elderly man with a lot of cash and you love 20 year olds, look out ‘cuz the love is not mutual. I’m stating the obvious when I say that young attractive women will “GET YA” and ruin your life. What Donald Sterling did was beyond words abhorrent, but the way the young lady fished him into saying these racist things was on some level just as hateful.