Donald Sterling Tells Anderson Cooper He Doesn't Think Racism Is A Problem In America

Donald Sterling strikes out again.

In the second part of an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Sterling made more statements that further complicated the Los Angeles Clippers owner's stance on racism.

Asked if he thought racism was a problem in America, Sterling said "I don't think so, I think it's better than any place in the world."

Audio recordings surfaced last month in which Sterling made racist statements during a conversation with V. Stiviano, who describes herself as his assistant. Sterling, upset about Stiviano posting her appearances with basketball legend Magic Johnson online, is heard on the recording saying "It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people," and "Don't put him on an Instagram for the world to see so they have to call me. And don't bring him to my games. OK?" This prompted further examination of other instances of alleged racism in Sterling's past.

Sterling was banned by the NBA, and other team owners are said to be in the process of forcing him to sell the team.

Sterling also told Anderson that he and his wife Shelly are in the process of divorcing. "Well, my wife, Shelly and I are in the process of a divorce" Sterling said, adding "I think she has already filed."

Watch the clip above for Sterling's statements on racism. More from the interview can be found at CNN, including Sterling's remarks on divorce.

The series of CNN interviews were the first time Sterling has spoken publicly about the ordeal. In a previous airing, Sterling told Cooper "I'm not a racist."

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