This is awesome! Basketball great Charles Barkley spoke up on the Confederate Statues controversy and called out the people who are focussing on the statues and not their ability to help themselves, their community and country.
— Rick Karle (@RickKarle) August 17, 2017
Social media gave Barkley a high five for his take on the controversy:
But…Barkley is sure to get backlash in 3,2,1…
BARKLEY PREVIOUSLY SPOKE OUT ON THE BLACK COMMUNITY:
NBA legend and all around awesome person, Charles Barkley, was recently interviewed by a local Philadelphia radio station about the current racial issues plaguing America. During the interview, Barkley stated that “unintelligent,” “brainwashed” African-Americans are the ones keeping successful ones down, not white people, or cops.
“Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because of other black people. When you’re black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other black people. It’s a dirty, dark secret; I’m glad it’s coming out.”
What prompted Charles Barkley’s response was a question posed to him on the radio show, “Afternoons with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis;” he was asked about a rumor that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was being accused by his fellow teammates of not being “black enough.”
One of the reasons we’re never going to be successful as a whole, because of other black people. And for some reason we are brainwashed to think, if you’re not a thug or an idiot, you’re not black enough. If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don’t break the law, you’re not a good black person. And it’s a dirty, dark secret.”
Colin Kaepernick’s and Chris Brown’s most recent debacles are prefect examples of Charles’ logic.
Charles Barkley finished out his interview by stating:
“There are a lot of black people who are unintelligent, who don’t have success, It’s best to knock a successful black person down because they’re intelligent, they speak well, they do well in school, and they’re successful…We’re the only ethnic group who say, ‘Hey, if you go to jail, it gives you street cred.’ It’s just typical BS that goes on when you’re black, man.”
Via: Blue Lives Matter
We think it’s time for other high profile people to speak up on this topic…Your thoughts?