In a clip during the “Final Four Show” this past weekend, former NBA star, and analyst Charles Barkley came out with some powerful statements on how politicians intentionally fuel racial divides in order to “keep their grasp on money and power.” That the current system in place is designed to grow the hatred in the racial divides and to“scramble the middle class.”
“Man, I think most white people and black people are great people,” Barkley stated during the clip. “I really believe that in my heart.”
Barkley then went on to point out that the system has been established to grow the wealth of those in the government and to protect anyone with the power.
“But I think our system is set up where our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, are designed to make us not like each other, so they can keep their grasp [on] money and power,” Barkley continued.
“They divide and conquer,” Barkley added.
“I truly believe in my heart most white people and black people are awesome people,” he said. “But we are so stupid following our politicians, whether they are Republicans or Democrats, and their only job is, ‘Hey, let’s make these people, not like each other. We don’t live in their neighborhoods. [We’ve] all got money. Let’s make the whites and blacks, not like each other; let’s make rich people and poor people not like each other; let’s scramble the middle class.’”
“I truly believe that in my heart,” Barkley concluded.
Charles Barkley said that politicians are driving racial divisions for political gain.
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This hasn’t been the first time the former NBA star has made his opinion on political matters known. Even when they appear to contradict the agenda of the NBA. Barkley has spoken out on many different matters. Like in September 2020, when he “pushed back on a lot of the outrage that racial activists have been fomenting … over the death of Breonna Taylor, noting that the case, while tragic, did not belong in the same category as the death of George Floyd.”
“It’s bad the young lady lost her life, but, you know, we do have to take into account that her boyfriend did shoot at the cops and shot a cop,” Barkley said. “So, like I said, even though I’m really sorry she lost her life, I don’t think that we can just say we can put this in the same situation with George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, I just don’t believe that.”