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Bernard Parks and NAACP Speak Out on Donald Sterling Controversy

The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP speaks out on the racism controversy surrounding Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Basktetball fans from around Los Angeles are disappointed at the alleged racist statements made by Clippers owner, Donald Sterling. Sponsors includng Virgin America, Carmax and State Farm have already pulled or suspended their support of the basketball team.

Councilmember Bernard Parks will ask the city on Tuesday to take a stand on Sterling's alleged comments. The proposed resolution will come hours before the Clippers game here at the Staples Center. Parks believes that it is crucial for the city coucil to take a position on the issue. His goal is for the Clippers players to know that the city of Los Angeles supports them, while remaining in disagreement with Sterling's statements.

Additionally, the NAACP is rescinding Sterling's honor next month. Leon Jenkins of the NAACP suggests that the organization will discuss the issue with Sterling once there is proof of his alleged comments.

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