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Rights And Right: How Donald Sterling Divided America

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DALLAS, Texas (105.3 THE FAN) – LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling managed to divide all of us into “rights” vs “right.” Freedom of speech and privacy vs bigotry and discrimination. Which side are you on?

RIGHTS: How can someone’s business just be taken from, and from words spoken in the privacy of home?
RIGHT: How could someone who thinks like that own a team in a league comprised of 70% African-Americans?

RIGHTS: RJ Choppy says it’s un-American to interfere with private ownership rights.
RIGHT: I say it’s un-American to allow someone like Donald Sterling to maintain that type of power.

RIGHTS: How would we feel if our private conversations were taped and used against us publicly?
RIGHT: If you somehow think like Donald Sterling, you should also pay the price.

RIGHTS: We are allowed to say what we want in this country.
RIGHT: Freedom of speech isn’t always free. Ignorant, racist and hateful language often comes with a price.

RIGHTS: Donald Sterling should be able to earn a living.
RIGHT: 3/4’s of NBA ownership can take that living away.

The Donald Sterling story has it all: Morals, ethics, rights and right.

Which side are you on?

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