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UCLA to Sterling

We Don't Want Your Money!

4/29/2014 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UCLA is saying thanks but no thanks to Donald Sterling's $3 million pledge ... saying essentially its dirty money and they don't want it.

Sterling gifted $3 mil to the school, with an initial check for $425,000.  The money was earmarked for kidney research.

A UCLA spokesperson says, "Mr. Sterling's divisive and hurtful comments demonstrate that he does not share UCLA's core values as a public university that fosters diversity, inclusion and respect."

And get this.  The ad (above) that was placed in Sunday's L.A. Times is a "thank you" from UCLA to Donald and Shelly Sterling.  UCLA claims the ad was placed by Donald Sterling, NOT the university.
We just got off the  phone with a rep for the L.A.'s Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance, who says they got $30K from Sterling over the last 3 years ... and they're keeping it -- because the money's already been spent on programs to help fight racism.  But ... they won't accept any money in the future.

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His picture on that add was heavily photo shopped and was prob from 25 years ago to begin with.

90 days ago


They photoshopped the hell of Shelly, didn't they?

90 days ago

Just My Opinion    

You won't take his money to help other people. So, do you really care about helping other people or not? Or are you more worried about what a frickin stupid pathetic thing that a jealous old man said more? Do you not know that blacks were help by this man too? Because as far as I know black people also need kidneys to live.

90 days ago


Nice job TMZ, you are fighting to make a racist richer while at the same time ruining the lives of MILLIONS! Do you guys even use that thing between your ears?

90 days ago


Bad decision UCLA. Your job is to save lives, before being politically correct. Money is money. Anyone who has lost a loved one to kidney disease knows that we need far more research.

90 days ago

Thizz √$    

Keep his cash who cares if he's a jerkoff

89 days ago

John Galbreath    

I think UCLA should keep the money & use it for research I had a very good friend & chef who was being treated at UCLA for kidney disease & died a few years ago. His money will go for great work that save lives. Look at Standford Unvr. first president David Jordan who was part of the Eugenics movement.
the Carnegie Institution the Rockefeller Foundation
the Harriman railroad fortune (racists these people wanted wipe the blacks off the face of the earth & their names are building like Sanford Univ. Jordan Hall.http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/esp_sociopol_depopu64.htm/ go to this link we give these people a free pass. The Blacks of America should look into what these people were going to do I was put in a institution for a reading disability at the age of 10 years old they wanted to use eugenics on me but my parents stop them. Let Donald & his family do good with their money. Thank you.

88 days ago
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