[UPDATE: UCLA Returns Donald's Gift] Memo to Chancellor Block: Return Sterling's Money

Dear Gene: Return Donald Sterling's money -

I'm sure you probably didn't watch "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night. Well, you missed Kimmel discussing UCLA's Division of Nephrology. Here is a link to what Kimmel said:

You should especially note the 2 minute 20 second of the video mark where he discusses the recent $3 million donation that was made to the Division of Nephrology by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling because of the ad which ran in yesterday's Los Angeles Times calling attention to the contribution.

In the event that you've been living under a rock, Donald Sterling has rightfully been banned for life from associating with the NBA or the Los Angeles Clippers franchise he has owned since the 1981-82 season.

But, UCLA, the University of Jackie Robinson and Arthur Ashe where John Wooden coached for so long, has not made any announcement regarding the status of Sterling's donation.

It really is quite simple: UCLA needs to return Sterling's money and disassociate the University from this man. No building on the UCLA campus should be named after him.

Some may say that Sterling has a First Amendment right to say what he thinks and he does. But, the failure of UCLA to distance itself from such views is nothing but a black eye on the Four Letters.

UPDATE (N): UCLA backtracks:

Mr. Sterling's divisive and hurtful comments demonstrate that he does not share UCLA's core values as a public university that fosters diversity, inclusion and respect. For those reasons, UCLA has decided to return Mr. Sterling's initial payment of $425,000 and reject the remainder of a $3 million pledge he recently made to support basic kidney research by the UCLA Division of Nephrology. UCLA has received numerous inquiries about an advertisement in Sunday's Los Angeles Times falsely suggesting that it was UCLA publicly thanking him for the gift. The ad was placed by Mr. Sterling, not the university.

The question is why did it take so long. UCLA should have never accepted this $ from this scumbag given his well established track record in Los Angeles.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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