L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments have rocked the nation — so much so, that even President Obama is weighing in with his thoughts on the matter.
President Obama is in Malaysia on a diplomatic mission to Asia Pacific nations, but took a moment during a press conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to address the racist comments Sterling allegedly made about African-Americans.
“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk. That’s what happened here,” the President said.
Obama also said Sterling’s alleged comments are an example of how “the United States continues to wrestle with the legacy of race and slavery and segregation.”
“That’s still there, the vestiges of discrimination. We’ve made enormous strides, but you’re going to continue to see this percolate up every so often,” Obama said in Malaysia.
Sterling, who has owned the basketball franchise for nearly three decades, is now under investigation by the NBA over the alleged comments.
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