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PatrickforO

(14,616 posts)
7. This situation and its resolution can teach us an important lesson, if we let it
Wed Apr 30, 2014, 10:47 PM
Apr 2014

While I applaud the NBA's decision to fine and ban Sterling, and the movement on the part of other owners to force him to sell the Clippers, there's another lesson here:

The basketball players were all going to take the court, and then walk off when the ball was tossed. All of them. They were going to express solidarity around protesting the egregiously racist comments made by Sterling.

What would happen, I wonder, if ALL the service workers in the United States decided that they were tired of being exploited with low pay, bad working conditions, economic insecurity, and no benefits, and decided one day at a specific time to WALK AWAY? Do you think that would open some eyes? Maybe force some dialog and if we're lucky some change?

Oh, I know it seems a pipe dream, but like John Lennon said, "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will live as one."

Clippers Retire Donald Sterling Jersey [View all] Unknown Beatle Apr 2014 OP
How appropriate! CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2014 #1
Dingdingding! shenmue Apr 2014 #2
LOVE IT!!!!! Initech Apr 2014 #3
Nailed it! nt arthritisR_US Apr 2014 #4
K and R 47of74 Apr 2014 #5
Number should be 0. eom tarheelsunc Apr 2014 #6
This situation and its resolution can teach us an important lesson, if we let it PatrickforO Apr 2014 #7
I don't think it's a pipe dream. Unknown Beatle Apr 2014 #8
Brings to mind the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike of 1968 Rhiannon12866 May 2014 #9
Funny davidpdx May 2014 #10
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