Dave Zirin, The Nation’s sports editor, is the author of eight books on the politics of sports, most recently, Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on ESPN, MSNBC, and Democracy Now! He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM show, Edge of Sports Radio, and co-hosts The Collision: Where Sports and Politics Collide with former NBA player Etan Thomas (both available as podcasts). You can find all his work or contact him through his website EdgeofSports.com. Follow him on twitter @EdgeofSports.
Misogyny becomes weaponized when a culture excuses it and looks the other way.
Sterling’s quiet exit is a great outcome for the NBA brass—but not for justice.
Donald Sterling’s cardinal error as a racist was not harming people on Crenshaw or in East LA. It is the fact that he is “an impolite racist.” Burying the poor is just business.
Few owners would survive the kind of scrutiny that Donald Sterling has been subject to, and that’s exactly why it should be applied.