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Sterling’s Racist Rant Caught on Tape

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In April 2014, TMZ released a 10 minute audio recording where NBA Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, 80, and can be heard making a handful of racist remarks to his girlfriend, V. Stiviano. To sum up the argument between the two, Sterling rants about how enraged he is at Stiviano, who identifies herself as black and Mexican, for bringing African Americans to the Clippers games and for posting photos of herself with African Americans, including Lakers legend Magic Johnson, to her Instagram account. The recording triggered an uproar on many social media sites such as Twitter that led to Sterling’s lifetime ban from the NBA and a $2.5 million fine.

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