I need to publicly apologize for my bad joke about Don Sterling and the NAACP. My joke was in poor taste and insensitive to others. I have learned a lot in the past few days. The NAACP is not a racist organization. My logic was flawed.
For the record, I grew up at Ground Zero of the Civil Rights Era. I grew up in a family and was taught by parents to love all people. I have been taught much and have a great amount of love and respect for my teachers, classmates, coaches, team captains, teammates, friends, best friends, church members, neighbors, roommates, and family members of all races and ethnic backgrounds.
I apologize for my insensitive words and hope that people can find it in their hearts to forgive a naïve person that truly does love and care for people of all races and nationalities. I have deleted my tweets and hope that they no longer hurt anyone’s feelings.
David E. Lifferth