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President Obama On Donald Sterling: 'Incredibly Offensive Racist Statements"

President Obama spoke out harshly against Donald Sterling from Malaysia. I'm sure right wing pundits will claim that Obama's trying start a race war.

President Obama spoke out harshly against Donald Sterling's racist rant at his girlfriend from Malaysia. I'm sure right wing pundits will claim that Obama's trying start a race war.

President Barack Obama said Sunday that comments reportedly made by the owner of a U.S. pro basketball team are "incredibly offensive racist statements," before casting them as part of a continuing legacy of slavery and segregation that Americans must confront.

"When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk," Obama said when asked to respond to the reported comments from Los Angeles Clippers' owner Donald Sterling.

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Obama cast the comments through a broader prism of racism in America, adding that "we constantly have to be on guard on racial attitudes that divide us rather than embracing our diversity as a strength."

"The United States continues to wrestle with the legacy of race and slavery and segregation, that's still there, the vestiges of discrimination," Obama said during a news conference in Malaysia, where he was traveling.

Most of Fox News will yell, "remember Henry Louis Gates Jr?" BillO will cry, "how dare he comment about race." And many others will scream, "where's his outrage about Putin, IRS and Benghazi?"

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