Of course, whenever there is a highly charged, highly publicized racial incident in the country, the Rev. Al Sharpton asserts himself right in the middle of it.
Sharpton audaciously exploited the Sterling situation to bring attention to himself. He called for the NBA to investigate Sterling and to bar him from owning the Clippers.
“No one should be allowed to own a team if they have in fact engaged in this kind of racial language,” he told TMZ. “What is there to investigate? He should be suspended immediately. Let’s quit stalling, let’s quit copping out, NBA. Let him go.”
“You cannot run a major business in this country and expect people to buy from you if you, sponsor a bigot,” he said. “I’ll be in action working on the phone with CEOs of major, that’s how we got rid of [Don] Imus, with advertisers.”
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