Because no one can say it like Los Angeles can say it.
There’s a Los Angeles is Better than Donald Sterling Anti-Racism Protest & Rally scheduled for Tuesday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Staples Center on the corner of Figueroa and Pico.
Coincidentally, Tuesday just happens to be the 22nd anniversary of the 1992 L.A. Civil Unrest.
Makes no mind or difference to me because Donald Sterling’s comments do not represent Los Angeles and the millions of collective voices of minorities who call Los Angeles home. Los Angeles is better than and bigger than Donald Sterling and his racism. If Donald Sterling doesn’t want blacks and other minorities at his game, as Angelenos we are only happy to oblige him. But we want to make it clear, there is no place in Los Angeles 22 years after the 1992 Civil Unrest for racists like Donald Sterling. L.A. is better than that and together, black, white, Latino, Asian, and every other minority represented in Los Angeles will stand together and lift our collective voices in support of the players, the team, and our city.
And for the record, for anyone out there who thinks that free tickets for Black people is the answer to this issue, you’ll be sitting at the games by your damn self because no self-respecting Black person not under contract with the L.A. Clippers would have anything to with putting one more dollar into the pocket of Donald Sterling. And you can quote me on that.
Los Angeles is Better than Donald Sterling Anti-Racism Protest and Rally
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Staples Center – Corner of Figueroa and Pico
Downtown Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES – On the 22nd anniversary of the 1992 L.A. Civil Unrest, a coalition of activists and civil rights groups will join Angelenos of all races and ethnicities offended by the racist comments of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling at a protest and rally on Tuesday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m. The Los Angeles is Better Than Donald Sterling Anti-Racism Protest and Rally will take place at the corner of Figueroa and Pico in front of the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Organizers and attendees will gather at 5:30 p.m. and the rally is expected to start at 6 p.m. ahead of the scheduled Clippers’ game at 7:30 p.m. Activists will call on the public to boycott the L.A. Clippers and ask Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council to denounce Sterling’s comments. Organizers are encouraging the public to take public transportation to avoid costly parking fees. A list of speakers is developing but includes representatives from the NAACP, National Action Network, Community Coalition, Human Rights Advocates, and more.