WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP wants a meeting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver to discuss Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the racist comments he allegedly made in a recorded conversation.
The announcement was made Tuesday morning by Roslyn M. Brock, the chair of the NAACP National Board of Directors. She says the NAACP wants to talk to Silver about what it calls, quote, “the influence and impact of racism in the National Basketball Association.”
This comes as the organization’s Los Angeles chapter withdrew its decision to give Sterling a lifetime achievement award, and returned money he donated. Brock says the situation reminds us “racism and bigotry are still alive and well in all corners of society.”
The NBA is scheduled to announce later Tuesday the result of its investigation into Sterling’s alleged remarks.