Awww, Gawd! Move over Cliven Bundy, your 15 minutes of "One Thing I Know About The Negro" fame are over. You've been trumped by a rich old geezer suffering from Mandigophobia.
Yes, it's Donald Sterling, slumlord billionaire owner of the Clippers, an almost totally black basketball team, who was allegedly caught on tape whining to his black/Mexican beautiful young mistress that she must stop appearing in public with black people and then posting those photos on social media.
Racist! was the cry that went forth into a land recently declared to be totally Post Racial by the cloistered and clueless Supreme Court. And certainly there was plenty of that, with Sterling's words digging himself a deeper and deeper hole with every wheedle and whine.
Naturally, Mr. Sterling's players were outraged, dismayed, angry, but shackled by contract obligations, there was little they could do but symbolically strip off their (logo) warm-up tops on court and play in their blank turned-inside-out jerseys. Then go on to lose the game. And, also shackled by league rules, the NBA had to hem and haw as to Oh Whatever Shall We Do With This Guy? But so far, there doesn't appear to be much of anything that can be done. Fine a billionaire? Big whoops.
True, fans can boycott the games, but that just hurts the players; the players can walk out and get sued for breaching their contracts, but that only hurts the players as well. And buying out Sterling will only richly reward him with more gazillions since the team, bought for a song originally, is now worth a bundle.
So there it sits, options limited, but outrage still at maximum levels. But one bit of age-old comedy seemed to go missing in all the fury: The tale of a rich old racist geezer with dreams of plantations floating through his brain, his secret black (Mexican) mistress squirreled away from the Wife in the Big house, (in this case, a wife suing the mistress for return of all of Sterling's expensive mistress-gifties.), worrying about Mandingo -- The thought of his beautiful young mistress out in public with handsome, rich, famous, studly young black men. And worse yet, posting those damned pictures on social media for all to see.
And perhaps make the sly comparisons? The winks? The Nudges? Awwww, Gawwwwd, that old white guy sexual fear must have been unbearable! And all out there for everyone to see. And snicker.
Well, what's to be expected when you combine a rich old fool who should know better and a beautiful young thing who knows exactly what she knows? Right. Comedy as old as the hills.
The NBA was supposed to announce their decisions as to Whatever Shall We Do With This Guy? and perhaps going forward the league can get busy rewriting their rules for owners as well as players. And the National Racial Conversation can continue.
Until some new troglodyte pops up and the media circus begins anew. Maybe if there's enough of these pop-up racists, it might get the attention of the Supreme Court and help them see how the real world really operates in our smiley-faced post racial world.