In the wake of being ousted from the NBA for being a terrible racist, Donald Sterling is doing his damnedest to show that he is cool with minorities.
First, there was his “apology” to Magic Johnson following the leaked tapes which started the whole “Donald Sterling probably shouldn’t own an NBA team” talk:
“If I said anything wrong, I’m sorry,” Sterling responded. “He’s a good person. I mean, what am I going to say? Has he done everything he can do to help minorities? I don’t think so. But I’ll say it, he’s great. But I don’t think he’s a good example for the children of Los Angeles.”
In showing how much he cares for minorities, Sterling then attended a black church service for reasons which walk the fine line between pandering and desperation:
When asked about his motivations, Sterling said “I’m here to support this wonderful group.”
The most recent example of Donald Sterling’s support of a wonderful group of people who he didn’t want at his games or living in non-segregated housing involved his meal companions. The soon-to-be ex-owner of the Clippers was spotted at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills with two black women, as reported by TMZ Sports.
Donald Sterling may not like his friends to be seen in public with black people … but he clearly doesn’t practice what he preaches … because he publicly paraded 2 hot black chicks in Bev Hills.
Sterling and a few extremely attractive women hit up Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills … a restaurant that — not coincidentally — ALWAYS has a paps waiting out front.
Ironically, Beverly Hills is a place where Sterling refused to rent to black people:
In November of 2009, Sterling settled the suit with the US Department of Justice for $2.73 million, the largest ever obtained by the government in a discrimination case involving apartment rentals. Reading the content of the suit makes you want to shower with steel wool. Sterling just said no to rent to non-Koreans in Koreatown and just said hell-no to African-Americans looking for property in plush Beverly Hills. Sterling, who has a Blagojevichian flair for the language, says he did not like to rent to “Hispanics” because “Hispanics smoke, drink and just hang around the building.” He also stated that “black tenants smell and attract vermin.”
But hey, he probably picked up the tab so everything’s cool, am I right?