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Chumash Pull Clippers Sponsorship


Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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The Chumash pulled their four-year sponsorship of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team this week in the wake of racist remarks allegedly made by the team’s owner, Donald Sterling. Tribal chairman Vincent Armenta released a statement on the tribe’s decision: “As a people who have long been marginalized, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and the Chumash Casino Resort are especially sensitive to maintaining the dignity of all people. We cannot ignore any statement that causes harm or hurts any group.” At a press conference on Tuesday, the NBA instituted a lifetime ban against Sterling and ordered him to pay a $2.5 million fine.

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“As a people who have long been marginalized, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and the Chumash Casino Resort are especially sensitive to maintaining the dignity of all people. We cannot ignore any statement that causes harm or hurts any group.”

How about "as ethical members of the human race, we're pulling our sponsorship because we hate racism". (Or words to that effect)

This simply perpetuates the stereotype that unless you are part of a historically oppressed demographic, that you lack empathy.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
April 30, 2014 at 1:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

U know what I think billclausen, I think your just jelous of the fact that Sterling has a good looking young girlfriend and you probably dont like interracial couples. I bet your some balding old coot whose got more hair coming out his nose and ears that out his head whose jelous of the power Sterling has because he has money and you dont have his money and power. I

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
April 30, 2014 at 6:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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