Since then, Sterlings racist comments have dominated the news, from talk radio to late-night shows. A few politicians have weighed in, with President Barack Obama congratulating the NBA for its sanctions against Sterling. Theres little defense for Sterling, save his constitutional right to make racist remarks. But in a sea of self-righteous indignation, I think were missing the most valuable lesson that we can learn from this affair — a lesson thats particularly important for black Americans.
Though Sterling might be a racist, theres an important "so what?" Does he act in ways commonly attributed to racists? Lets look at his employment policy.