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Charles Barkley Speaks Out on Ferguson Grand Jury

Posted by Steve Markowitz on December 2, 2014

Charles Barkley is a Hall of Fame basketball star. He is also a television analyst and an African-American who is not afraid to speak his mind. During a recent radio interview, audio posted below, Sir Charles spoke out concerning the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, and the related happenings since. His comments include:

“…. no excuse for people to be out there burning down people’s businesses, burning down police cars.”

“…. it wasn’t for the cops we would be living in the Wild, Wild West in our neighborhoods.”

“Do you know how bad some of these neighborhoods would be if it wasn’t for the cops?”

Concerning the media’s failure to report on “good, hardworking black people,” but covers “negative black people.”

Charles Barkley is certainly a well-respected African-American. Unlike the Rev. Al Sharpton, Barkley was not invited to the White House this week to discuss race relations in America. The message that Barkley would share does not fit with Obama’s narrative on race in the Untied States and this President does not tolerate dissent. His approach has been detrimental to race relations in this country that have deteriorated during Obama’s presidency. That is perhaps the greatest tragedy of his failed presidency.


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