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Kerry: Diverse Yale class is Sterling's nightmare

Monday - 5/19/2014, 4:24am  ET

KIMBERLY WILSON
Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry took a poke at the NBA's controversy surrounding Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling during a speech at Yale University's Class Day.

Joking about college and pop culture at the start of his speech Sunday, Kerry told the Ivy League graduates: "You are ... the most diverse class in Yale history. Or, as it's called in the NBA, Donald Sterling's worst nightmare." The comment drew laughs from the audience.

The NBA commissioner has banned Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million following the release last month of a recording in which the Clippers' owner makes racist remarks. The commissioner also called on owners to oust Sterling from the league.

According to a speaker at Class Day, students from 61 countries are graduating from Yale this weekend.


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