On Thursday, NBA Hall of Famer and TNT sports analyst Charles Barkley was a guest on 94 WIP Philly Radio on the Afternoons with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis show to discuss a wide array of topics, including some very direct comments about the black community.
After Mr. Barkley bashed Homeland Security for raiding a Kansas City lingerie shop for illegal panties, Anthony Gargano segued from an earlier comment Mr. Barkley had made regarding envy and asked for Mr. Barkley’s thoughts on an article by Mike Freeman of the Bleacher Report that discussed the circumstances under which wide receiver Percy Harvin was traded from the NFL Seattle Seahawks.
Mr. Freeman’s article claims that the Seahawks traded Harvin to the New York Jets because he incited a group of players against the Seahawk’s quarterback, Russell Wilson, for not being black enough.
Mr. Barkley, never shy to speak his mind, began a lengthy monologue by saying, “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—It’s a dirty, dark secret; I’m glad it’s coming out.”
He further elaborated on the “dirty, dark secret” in the black community that “for some reason we are brainwashed to think, if you’re not a thug or an idiot, you’re not black enough.”
He continued, “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.”
He also went after fellow blacks as being “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.”
SOURCE: FRICK / BiasBreakdown