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Trib Talk: Racism in sports, society alive and well

Published May 1, 2014 1:03 pm

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First, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy wondered aloud if African-Americans would be "better off as slaves." Then, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling scolded a woman for posting photos with NBA great Magic Johnson and "associating with black people." In response, state Rep. David Lifferth tweeted, "We should have known Don Sterling was a racist when he gave money to National Association for Advancement of Colored People."

On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Ogden NAACP president Joseph Nicholas, Saundra Stokes of the Inclusion Center and Pastor Corey J. Hodges join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about racism 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act.

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