1. As an immigrant, I love this country - freedom of speech is one of the inherent rights we all have regardless of race, color, religion, etc.
2. Freedom of speech comes with accountability for one's words both written and spoken. Especially in era of social media, one needs to understand that what one says, posts, twits, all can be used against you. Sterling apparently said something in private to one of his girl friends, but he is accountable for what was said. IF he were just a regular Joe, no one would prob care and his girl friend prob wouldn't use it against him, but he is a billionaire who owns a NBA team. enough said
3. i have many African American friends, and unlike what media reports, at least my African American friends think there is some over-reaction. Some think it's no big deal (mostly because through their lives, they have dealt with bigots I suppose). To me, the society in 2014 (through media who reports it and won't let go of it), has no tolerance for anything like this - issues related to race, sexuality, etc. This isn't our grand father's times.
Lastly, Sterling will make out big time here from monetary view. NBA might even have to pay him to exit / force sell, and I am sure NBA or other owners will pay him to get the heck out. Of course, the world will outcast him, but doubt he cares.