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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

Although L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s comments were racist and should be roundly condemned, I find the response to his comments even more racist and loaded with double standards.

Where was the outrage over racism when innocent elderly, white citizens and young teenage white girls were being savagely attacked by young African-American males in what were obviously hate crimes? Why didn’t the media and all the civil rights activists work themselves up in a frenzy, like they are now? In fact, the media, led by the liberal New York media, pushed these violent hate crimes to the back pages despite the fact innocent white citizens were being seriously injured and even killed.

Sterling uttered racist words; he did not brutally punch an elderly African-American woman. An old adage applies here: Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

It is time that the grown men of the NBA to stop crying over a few comments and speak out against the real hate crimes. These African-American superstars have a great influence over young African-American males and can help them stop this problematic behavior.

Tim Freeman
Richmond Hill

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