The public aftermath of the racist comments by the NBA Clippers’ owner offers a perfect microcosm for why the GOP fails so spectacularly at minority outreach. It also offers insight as to how that can reality be changed.
First, it was Brendan Eich, a heroic American whose only alleged transgression was lending financial support to a political movement explicitly predicated on the idea that gays were a threat to the safety and well-being of children. Second, it was Condoleeza Rice, a heroic American whose only alleged transgression was serving in a ruinous presidential…
That was quick.
The NBA can survive with all kinds of bad behavior by owners. But it can’t survive owners being caught on tape warning their girlfriends against associating with African Americans, or insisting that African Americans not be brought to their NBA basketball games.