Has anyone been paying attention to the comments of Charles Barkley lately? Apparently, after the recent judgement’s to not charge police in the deaths of Eric Garner and Micheal Brown, Mr. Barkley decides to do and interview and basically state in response to the decisions:” We have to be really careful with the cops, because if it wasn’t for the cops we would be living in the Wild, Wild West in our neighborhoods…we can’t pick out certain incidentals that don’t go our way and act like the cops are all bad…. Do you know how bad some of these neighborhoods would be if it wasn’t for the cops?”
He then went on to refer to some of the residents of Ferguson as scumbags. Then praised police officers that work in Black neighborhoods and reiterated his support for the grand jury not indicting officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting.
People across the country have listened to these soundbites and I think every one of us has the same response: WHAT IN THE HELL IS WRONG WITH CHARLES BARKLEY? And who is he really talking to?
White people across the country of course praised Barkley for what he said, someone said it best: “When the wolf begins to praise the sheep, it’s time for the sheep to undergo some serious self-evaluation.”
Calling him an Uncle Tom would be too much of a compliment. For those who know the real story of Uncle Tom. However, the word obsequious comes to mind, in my assessment of his behavior and comments. A Black man echoing the sentiments of the enemy. He’d be a perfect guest on Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, and the rest of Fox news.
Van Johnson was so upset about what Barkley said, he spoke bluntly on CNN to Don Lemon:
His latest comments, are even more derogatory. Apparently, he thinks that slavery wasn’t that bad. Well, I’ll close with this posting of his colleague, Kenny Smith and his response to his friends recent comments.
All I can say: Well said, bro!