April 27th, 2014
10:41 AM ET
5 months ago

Obama responds to racist comments attributed to Clippers' Don Sterling

(CNN) - The racism controversy embroiling Don Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has reached half way around the world to Malaysia, where President Obama is on a diplomatic mission to Asia Pacific nations.

At a press conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Sunday, Obama was asked about racist comments Sterling allegedly made about African-Americans.

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  1. Jack

    I believe that President Obama said it well!

    April 28, 2014 01:58 am at 1:58 am |
  2. Manuel Madera

    The racist issue, as I have noticed, has been difusing for the last twenty years. If there is someone who has been blowing the fire, then Mr. Obama can blame Eric Holder. Except for a few idiots, who make unfortunate comments every once in a while, and nobody really pays much attention to them, to have a top public official ranting out with Sharpton at his side, then, it is really noticed. That an NBA owner is so stupid to say the things he said, does not mean that racism is striving in this country. What really inflames it, is an unpopular President, that people are not agreeing with his actions on the political arena, comes out and talks about it as if it were a pandemic. Great strides have been made with this issue, and the more educated the people are, the less of an issue it is. Now, the minorities are playing the card, and continue to revive the issue, when things are not going their way.

    April 28, 2014 07:16 am at 7:16 am |
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