Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling told his girlfriend that he doesn’t want her to bring black people to his games or post pictures with black people on Instagram.
After listening to the video I felt sorry for Sterling; but then I read a full report of his history on Huff Post and I realized that Sterling may have become involved with his girlfriend Stiviano, to throw off the public opinion about him. He may have thought that he was using her to clean up his image and then it backfired.
Sterling is a classic representative of those wealthy millionaires who would have given all their millions to keep America from moving forward. If anyone is concerned about the prevelance of these views in America, they simply need to remember that they lost.
Fear not: for they that be withus are morethan they that be withthem. 2 Kings 6:16
One of the greatest impediments to the anti-integration movement, is the fact that we are so integrated.
In 2011 KKK leader, Jeff Hall was shot by his own son. This 10 year old child recognized that the real enemy was not those innocent people in his neighborhood, or his school. They were not people who he may have been friends with, but the real enemy was the man who hated and intended to hurt them. Just like Stiviano, this young boy felt the need to destroy the bad guy. His methods were probably due to a lack of maturity, but the need for good to prevail against evil is written into our genetic code.
As a nation we need to find common ground to move forward. Know that our greatest allies may not look like us while our enemies may.
We need to start recognizing these brave “white” people who helped win this war and understand that it is not over.