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The best of the Donald-Sterling-racist-comments memes

Of course, after news broke alleging that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling made racist statements to his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, in a recorded phone call, the Internet’s reaction was swift. Sterling reportedly told Stiviano that he didn’t want her posting pictures with black people to her Instagram account, or bringing them to Clippers games. A photo Stiviano posted with Magic Johnson supposedly set Sterling off on a tirade that went on for at least 15 minutes, according to the latest recording obtained by Deadspin. A collection of the best memes, below:

From “Django Unchained:”

A joke about Blake Griffin being mixed-race:



Even Oliva Pope can’t help him now:

The NBA’s apparent shock despite years (and a couple of lawsuits) alleging Sterling’s racist behavior.

Here’s a directory of some more Washington Post stories on this:

Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly tells girlfriend not to bring black people to games

Magic Johnson on Donald Sterling: “I will never go to a Clippers game again”

Alleged Donald Sterling recording is the latest in series of incidents involving Clippers owner

Clippers protest by refusing to wear logo during warmup

Donald Sterling’s estranged wife, Shelly, attends playoff game in all-black ensemble

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Soraya Nadia McDonald covered arts, entertainment and culture with a focus on issues surrounding race, gender and sexuality.

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