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Oprah: Donald Sterling Has A 'Plantation Mentality'

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Oprah did not hold back when asked about racist LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Tuesday's "CBS This Morning."

The media queen was on to discuss her new line of teas, but she weighed in on the firestorm surrounding Sterling, who is alleged to have told his girlfriend not to be seen with black people and who has a history of racial controversy. She was quite frank in response.

"It feels like a plantation mentality in the 21st century, in 2014," she said. "It just doesn't fit. And I'm waiting to see what they do. Something has to be done...that needs to happen, like, now."

When she left "CBS This Morning," Oprah was met by TMZ cameras, where she continued her theme.

"We're all off the plantation," she said. "The plantation days are over."

"Plantation mentality" is also the phrase used about Sterling by former Clippers general manager Elgin Baylor in a 2010 lawsuit.

The NBA is scheduled to announce what it intends to do with Sterling later on Tuesday.