If you believe the Black Lives Matter crowd, then racist white police officers are the biggest problem facing the black community. Of course, anyone with a modicum of common sense can see this isn’t true, but liberals don’t want to hear this. But people are speaking up, anyway. One of them is NBA legend Charles Barkley.
According to Barkley, it’s not white people keeping the black community down. Barkley was interviewed recently by a Philadelphia radio station, and according to him, it is “unintelligent” and “brainwashed” African-Americans that are keeping the black community down. It’s not white people or police officers. Part of the problem is black culture itself.
“One of the reasons we’re never going to be successful as a whole, because of other black people,” Barkley said. “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.”
Remember, it was Barack Obama who promised us racial healing if he was elected president. He was going to lift the black community up out of poverty. He was going to get rid of racism. He was going to help usher in a colorblind society.
That didn’t happen, of course. Instead, racial tensions in this country just got worse. The black community is stricken with more poverty than before Obama took office. But it’s always somebody else’s fault with liberals. They never take responsibility.
Kudos to Charles Barkley for being brave enough to speak the truth.