Extended tape of comments allegedly made by Donald Sterling reveals attitudes dictated by culture

Extended tape of comments allegedly made by Donald Sterling reveals attitudes dictated by culture

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The website Deadspin got its hands on an extended version of the Donald Sterling tape that came to light on Friday.

The highlights: The man on the tape was upset that his half-black/half-Mexican girlfriend, V. Stiviano, had taken photos with Magic Johnson AND Matt Kemp, and posted those to Instagram.

Here’s what she said about those photos: “I did remove the people that were independently on my Instagram that are black…I didn’t remove Matt Kemp and Magic Johnson, but I thought Matt Kemp is mixed and he was OK, just like me.”

The two then get into a discussion about why he feels the way that he does:

MAN: You think I’m a racist and…

WOMAN: I don’t think you’re a racist.

MAN: Yes you do

WOMAN: I think you, you…

MAN: Evil heart

WOMAN: I don’t think so. I think you have an amazing heart, honey. I think the people around you have poison mind, and have a way of thinking.

MAN: It’s the world. You go to Israel, the blacks are just treated like dogs.

WOMAN: So do you have to treat them like that too?

MAN: The white Jews, there’s white Jews and black Jews, do you understand?

WOMAN: And are the black Jews less than the white Jews?

MAN: A hundred percent, fifty, a hundred percent.

WOMAN: And is that right?

MAN: It isn’t a question—we don’t evaluate what’s right and wrong, we live in a society. We live in a culture. We have to live within that culture.

WOMAN: But shouldnt’ we take a stand for what’s wrong? And be the change and the difference?

MAN: I don’t want to change the culture, because I can’t. It’s too big and too…

WOMAN: But you can change yourself.

MAN: I don’t want to change. If my girl can’t do what I want, I don’t want the girl. I’ll find a girl that will do what I want. Believe me. I thought you were that girl—because I tried to do what you want. But you’re not that girl.


Later on the tape, the woman asks about the players on the Clippers being mostly black. The response:

DS: You just, do I know? I support them and give them food, and clothes, and cars, and houses. Who gives it to them? Does someone else give it to them? Do I know that I have—Who makes the game? Do I make the game, or do they make the game? Is there 30 owners, that created the league?

To hear the additional conversation to the original tape, go to Deadspin.