Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New Charge: Donald Sterling is a 'Positive' Racist

Slate tells us:
[T]here’s another piece to Sterling’s warped worldview, one that illustrates the bizarre and incoherent ways in which racism works. As Sterling allegedly schemed to rid his properties of certain racial minorities, he sought to fill his development with Koreans, an ethnic group he valorized as hardworking and reliable.

Sterling did not take a passive approach to attracting Korean tenants. He changed the name of one of his buildings to “Korean World Towers,” adorned his buildings with Korean flags, and explicitly stated a preference for “Koreans” in his housing ads. A group of tenants, who saw this as a thinly disguised attempt to discriminate against black and Latino housing applicants, filed a discrimination case against Sterling in 2002. In 2003, a U.S. district judge issued an injunction barring him from using the word “Korean” in his building names and advertisements.
In a follow up tweet, Slate writes this
 Wow, Donald Sterling's long history of "positive" racism towards Koreans is also really disgusting.
What is Slate saying here other than you are a racist, albeit a "positive" racist, if you go out of your way to help people of any ethnic group, other than officially promoted ethnic groups. Is this insane or what? It should also be noted that nowhere in the Slate article is it mentioned that “Korean World Towers,” adorned with Korean flags, is located in what is known in Los Angeles as Koreatown. What does Slate really want from Sterling, that he fly Nigerian flags on his buildings in Koreatown and put computer rooms in the buildings so that Nigerians can send us scam emails?


  1. JT out of BarrowMay 7, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Sure , I understand that white men can't jump.
    As a white man, I will accept that.
    But compared to the yellow men, black men can't jump either.
    See Kill Bill volume 1 and 2.
    Those guys defy gravity.

  2. Oh, but if you're in favor of a PIG (PC In-favor Group) then you're NOT a racist.
    PIGS always rule on Animal Farm.

    1. Some animals are more equal than others.

  3. This Slate article is utterly absurd and completely devoid of any kind of reality. If Positive racism really bother the author, and I'm guess it does since most lefty's are utterly infatuated with the color of someone's skin, let's examine possible other ways Sterling might not offend the author while being positively racist. If Sterling were black and had television channel he would probably call it Black Entertainment TV to let people know his media outlet favors black only content and no one would care. If Sterling were Latino and owned a media company that only wanted Latino/Spanish speaking content and broadcasters he would probably call it Spanish Broadcasting System and no one would care.