Society & Culture
Leid Stories - The Sterling Truth: For Most Blacks, It’s Life on the Plantation - 04/29/14
National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to announce today what sanctions, if any, he will impose against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who purportedly was heard on a recorded conversation with his girlfriend making racist statements about African Americans.
Leid Stories discusses the situation—but from an entirely different point of view.
The circumstances, elements and nature of the released tape were sure to ignite what has become for media a delicious furor. But the centuries-old narrative of plantation life, literal and figurative, in the United States is hardly what they would have us discuss and examine.
So, naturally, that’s exactly what the focus of our discussion is today.
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