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The Owner Of The Los Angeles Clippers Of The US National Basketball Association Has Been Banned From The League For Life Because Of Racist Remarks He Made About African-Americans In An Audio Recording. In Addition Donald Sterling Is Being Fined $ 2.5 Million, The Maximum Allowed Under NBA Rules. On The Recording A Male Voice Asks The Woman, Who Is Of Latino And African Heritage, Not To Post Photos Of African-Amercans On Her Instagram Page And Not To Bring African-Americans To His Basketball Games. There Are Efforts Underway For A Consortium Of Billionaires, Including Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey, To Purchase The Clippers From Sterling. The NBA Is A Diverse, Multi-Cultural Professional League In Which About 70 Percent Of The Players Are Black, And It Includes Nearly 100 Players From Almost 40 Countries. VOA's Ira Mellman Takes Up The Issue Of Sports And Racism On American Cafe This Week. Here's An Excerpt From The VOA Program.

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