In April 2014, V Stiviano released recordings of billionaire Donald Sterling saying some very racist and very sexist remarks. The things he says about black people and hispanic people and women are ignorant, offensive and hurtful.
As a father of two Mexican boys, hearing the words of Sterling brought me to tears. Just to know that there are people out there who could hate my children simply because of their race hurt me deeply.
There's that old saying that parents say to children when someone is mean to them, "Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." But as an adult, we realize the damage words can do and how much more hurtful they can be than actual physical pain.
ESPN recently released a podcast documentary on Donald Sterling and everything that led up to his demise. The Donald Sterling Tapes aren't just a juicy story about a man, a mistress, TMZ, and court room battles. It exposes Sterling for what he is, a coward.
And he's not the only one, he just got caught up.
Over the past few years, we have seen many horrible people come out of woodwork and are now letting their voices be heard. For so long, they were sitting in silence. Just waiting for their perfect opportunity to come out of their closet.
These conversations he had with his mistress, V Stiviano, gave the world a glimpse into the mind and thoughts of a racist. And it helps us see how they really are behind closed doors.
"In your lousy fucking Instagram, you don't have to have yourself walking with black people."
And by "them" he meant the players on the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA franchise that he owned. He took the word "own" to another level. A plantation mentality.
As a rich man in America, he didn't have to follow the same rules as everyone else. If he ever got into some legal trouble, he would just throw money at it until the problem went away.
But all the money in the world can't change the fact that he is a racist and a sexist and an overall horrible person.
It's people like him that hurt America and our chance at continuing to move forward. It wasn't that long ago that segregation was abolished. And it wasn't long before that when slavery was abolished. So there are still many people out there who are old enough to remember the days of segregation.
And those people are raising their children and grandchildren to think the same way. It is going to take at least another 100 years before we can even start to erase that type of mentality from the minds of many people out there.
"I'm living in a culture, and I have to live within the culture."
That "culture" he's talking about is a long line of racism and bigotry. Almost as is he belongs to some type of society that makes sure he is maintaining his due diligence to the racist culture.
Luckily for the world, his mistress had enough of his bullshit and exposed him to the world. Stiviano may have been a horrible person herself for taking advantage of an 80 year old man, but it is nothing in comparison to the things Sterling has said and done in his life.
If only we could find a way to expose all the racists and sexists to the world and we could find an island with no resources and ship them all there. See if they could survive. And to be honest, I could give a fuck if they survived or not.
Donald Sterling, you're the worst person in the world. And no matter how much money you made in your life, that will never change the fact that everyone in the history of mankind will remember you as a horrible person who tried to set America back 100 years.
Dear racists, sexists, bigots, and assholes of all kind,
You're the scum of the Earth. Go Fuck Yourself.