If you listen to this extended version of the tape of the conversation between Donald Sterling and his ex-mistress V. Stiviano, two things become apparent.
The first is that she is obviously trying to draw him out on the subject of race.
And the second is that she lards her conversation with so many "honey's" and "sweetie's" that you feel you need an insulin shot after listening to her for a while.
Her first line in the tape is, "Honey, I'm sorry. Is there anything I can do to make you feel better?"
(Her syrupy tone of voice makes it hard not to hear: "If you want a blow job, I'll give you one.")
Meanwhile, she's taping him.
None of this is to excuse Sterling, but….beware of anyone who coos "honey" and "sweetie" all the time.