Oprah: Remarks tied to Donald Sterling show ‘plantation mentality’
Clippers owner Donald Sterling at a game this month between the Clippers and the New York Knicks in Los Angeles. (Danny Moloshok / Associated Press / April 4, 2010)
The backlash against Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his reportedly racist comments against black people continued Tuesday, with Oprah Winfrey saying the statements reflected a “plantation mentality” and that he should be held accountable.
“It feels like a plantation mentality in the 21st century, in 2014. It just doesn’t fit,” Winfrey said on “CBS This Morning.” “I’m waiting to see what they’re going to do. Because something has to be done.”
“If Donald Sterling was upset that his girlfriend was being Instagrammed with black people, imagine how upset he would be if there were pictures of him on Instagram with black people,” Arsenio said, referring to comments attributed to Sterling admonishing a friend for posting photos of herself with African Americans.