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Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling: In Israel Blacks ‘Treated Like Dogs’

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A screenshot of the Deadspin.com page displaying the newly released tape of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling saying that in Israel,

JNS.org A newly released clip from a recording of a conversation between Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his girlfriend revealed Sterling to say that in Israel, blacks are “treated like dogs.”

In the tape, originally released by TMZ, the 80-year-old Sterling can be heard complaining to his former girlfriend V. Stiviano about her Instagram photos with basketball star Magic Johnson. “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?” he asked.

In the newly released clip, revealed by Deadspin.com, Sterling says, “You go to Israel, the blacks are just treated like dogs… there’s white Jews and black Jews, do you understand?”

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When Stiviano confronts Sterling with a comparison of his views to the prejudice of the Holocaust, he responds, “Oh, it’s the same thing, right? … There’s no racism here. If you don’t want to be… walking… into a basketball game with a certain… person, is that racism?”

After Sterling’s remarks were first revealed, U.S.President Barack Obama said, “When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk.” Jewish groups including the Anti-Defamation League, B’nai B’rith International, and the American Jewish Committee also condemned the comments.

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