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Continued: Reusse: Outrage over Sterling's comments created proper furor

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 30, 2014 - 11:54 AM

The Sterling tapes released this week were not a sad reflection on America. They were a sad reflection on an octogenarian fool, and perhaps on a young woman who might be a thief.

What happened in the aftermath was an excellent reflection on America. The outrage was immediate — thanks to the instant availability of information in 2014 compared with 1978, but more so because a much larger percentage of us now have a hold on racial awareness and a belief in equality.

The players, the media and the fans shouted for Adam Silver to take decisive action against Sterling, and within 48 hours, the new NBA commissioner threw him out of the league.

American sports struck a mighty blow against racism on Tuesday. And it has landed many of those in the past quarter-century.

 

Patrick Reusse can be heard 3-6 p.m. weekdays on AM-1500. preusse@startribune.com

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