Human Rights Campaign en Strange Fruit: Donald Sterling and Racism in the NBA <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value=";color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src=";color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="100%"></embed></object><br /><br />Donald Sterling's racism and punishment were all anyone was talking about last week - so we did too! And to supplement our, shall we say, spotty familiarity with athletic endeavors, we enlisted the help of friend-to-the-show Brian Lee West.<br /><br />Brian has spoken to us before about <a href="">his theater work</a>, but this time he joined us in his capacity as our favorite basketball superfan.<br /><br />In case you were under a rock (or completely overwhelmed by <a href="">a little horse race</a>), here's what happened: Donald Sterling, owner of the L.A. Clippers, <a href="">was recorded</a> telling his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, <a href=";rref=sports&amp;_r=0">not to post pictures of herself with black people</a> on social media, and not to bring black people to his games. Not only is this obviously racist, it's also pretty irrational; Donald Sterling's girlfriend is half African American, half Latina, and the overwhelming majority of NBA players are black. Including all but two of the players on his own team's <a href="">roster</a>. And their <a href="">coach</a>. Tue, 06 May 2014 18:20:32 +0000 Laura Ellis 9292 at Strange Fruit: Donald Sterling and Racism in the NBA Kentucky Cities Measured for LGBT Equality Policies <p></p><p>A new report measuring the level of equality afforded lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans shows substantial improvements in the Kentucky cities measured, said Fairness Campaign director Chris Hartman.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Human Rights Campaign on Tuesday released its second annual Municipal Equality Index, examining laws and policies that foster </span>LGBT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> equality in nearly 300 American cities and awarded them points on a scale of 0-100.</span></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:54:53 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7613 at Kentucky Cities Measured for LGBT Equality Policies