On Condemnation

If I said something that offended others, I expect to be given a chance to explain myself before being “condemned” for it. And so, as a matter of Golden Rule ethics, I must do likewise to Don Sterling, the owner of the LA Clippers, an NBA basketball team, who allegedly said something racist toward blacks. I’ve searched Google and, unfortunately, I can’t find anything from Sterling post-controversy. He seems to have yet to explain his remarks. As a matter of principle, then, I can’t condemn him for what he said. Until he gives an explanation, I will refrain from giving an opinion. If only others weren’t so quick to condemn… And that’s today’s two cents.


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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.