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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: NAACP and NBA owner Donald Sterling

5/2/2014, noon
Fans hold signs supporting the Los Angeles Clippers before their win against the Golden State Warriors, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Paul Vercammen/CNN

Re: NAACP and NBA Owner Donald Sterling

The racist views of Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team have been well known for years. Nevertheless, the Los Angeles branch of the NAACP was about to honor Sterling with a lifetime achievement award.

It has been reported that Sterling recently made a donation to the NAACP Los Angeles branch. How desperate is the NAACP for funds that they would honor the very person who insults them?

The NAACP needs to seek other revenue sources or they will forever be forced to accept the handouts of others, who disrespect them for taking or needing the handouts.

I suggest that the NAACP start their own companies and produce their own funds. Through ownership you create jobs, wealth, control and respect. Also you do not have to depend on your detractors for your survival.

Elie Parker

San Leandro, CA