8 Times Charles Barkley Said Something Ludicrous About Black People and Race

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static.squarespaceThe Impact of Slavery

“I don’t think anytime something bad happens in the Black community we have to talk about slavery. Listen, slavery is, uh, well, I shouldn’t say one of the worst things ever, because I don’t know anything about it other than what I read or what my grandmother told me.”

 

On Russell Wilson

There was infighting within the Seattle Seahawks, with some anonymously calling the quarterback “not Black enough.” Barkley came up with this crooked-sighted view: “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. It’s a dirty, dark secret in the Black community.”