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Old 11-13-2009, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Article: Sterling suit seems to fit NBA just fine

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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling agreed to pay $2.73 million this week to settle a federal case alleging he discriminated in the rental of apartments he owns with his wife in Southern California.

The settlement is “the largest monetary payment ever obtained” in this kind of case by the U.S. Justice Department, according to a news release from the organization.

It stems from allegations Sterling’s company targeted and discriminated against blacks, Hispanics and families with children in renting apartments in greater Los Angeles. The settlement must still be approved by a federal judge but should also resolve two additional tenant-filed suits alleging racial discrimination.

“The magnitude of this settlement should send a message to all landlords that we will vigorously pursue violations of the Fair Housing Act,” said Thomas E. Perez, the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

What the magnitude of this settlement should have done is create a wave of questions and condemnations of Donald Sterling from across the NBA.

Instead, most incredibly, there hasn’t been a lick of public discussion.

The NBA said it has no plans to investigate or comment, according to a spokesman. Other owners have been silent. The NBA Player’s Association has had no reaction and did not respond to messages. The players themselves have, best I can find, said nothing.

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Old 11-13-2009, 10:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: Article: Sterling suit seems to fit NBA just fine

r we supposed to give a ****?
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:58 PM   #3
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Default Re: Article: Sterling suit seems to fit NBA just fine

Seems like Sterling gets sued a lot.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:49 PM   #4
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r we supposed to give a ****?

This was my exact response too.
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