The NBA has been thrown asunder by the dissemination of repeated instances of racist words and conduct on the part of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Commission Adam Silver acted quickly, imposing the largest fine possible, banning Sterling from the league for life, and forcing the sale of his team. Now, a person of similar economic status who has a similar record of long-standing egregious racist conduct is apparently about to step in to purchase an NFL franchise.
Commissioner Roger Goodell, do the right thing and tell donald trump that he is not welcome into the NFL community and that he will NOT be allowed to buy the Buffalo Bills franchise!
Did Trump deny these allegations, as Donald Sterling did? No, he settled the case, agreeing to having his rental practices monitored by the Urban League, who would be
|providing qualified African-American renters for his vacancies. But, did that end Trump's racist housing practices? Hell, No!
A few years later, the federal government again pursued legal remedies against Trump, for his blatant failures to
“discriminated against blacks in the terms and conditions of rentals, made statements indicating discrimination based on race and told blacks that apartments were not available for inspection and rental when, in fact, they are,…”
As sad and disgusting as all this was, the worst was yet to come: Enter the campaigns for President of Barack Obama.
While he did not start the birther movement, Trump has been its most well known and pervasive spokesperson, still to this day denying the legitimacy of the presidency of Obama, for the single reason of his race. Contriving one outrageous, convoluted lie after another, Trump still alleges that the President was not born in the state of Hawaii, but that rather his birth certificate is a forgery, and a scheme was concocted more than fifty years“donald trump exposed – Again”.
Now, the Buffalo News has reported that Bills’ financial records have been provided to potential buyers, including trump, as have application forms. Mr. Goodell, you’ve seen what the NBA has been going through dealing with Sterling, and you should be well-aware of the history of racism that permeated the Washington Redskins’s franchise from its inception until the 1969 death of its founder and single-minded leader, George Preston Marshall, who would not allow an African-American player on his team until threatened with the loss of his government-owned stadium by Attorney General Robert Kennedy in 1962.
The NFL does not need, and its players would not want, racist donald trump as a team owner.