The “American Disgrace” episode also weaves elements of the Ray Rice assault case and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments into its storyline.
Video of Rice assaulting his then-fiance in February emerged September 8, prompting the Baltimore Ravens to terminate the running back’s contract the same day. Later that day, the NFL suspended Rice indefinitely from the league.
Snoop Dogg and Meek Mill were among the rappers who responded to alleged audio of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making a series of racist statements against Blacks.
The audio, which was allegedly recorded April 9 and was posted by TMZ April 25, features the owner in an argument with V. Stiviano over an image she posted with Magic Johnson.
During their conversation, Sterling says, among other things, that “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?”
Sterling says that he doesn’t mind his girlfriend, who is Black and Mexican, being around other Blacks.