Charles Barkley made waves Saturday when he took time forward of the Baylor-Houston Final Four sport to share his ideas on the state of American politics.
The CBS studio analyst blasted politicians — Democrats and Republicans — saying they reap the benefits of a system that pits residents towards one another alongside race and class traces so that they “can hold their grasp of cash and energy.”
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“Man, I feel most white folks and Black persons are nice folks. I actually imagine that in my coronary heart, however I feel our system is set up the place our flesh pressers, whether or not they’re Republicans or Democrats, are designed to make us not like one another to allow them to hold their grasp of cash and energy. They divide and conquer.
I really imagine in my coronary heart most white folks and Black persons are superior folks, however we’re so silly following our flesh pressers, whether or not they’re Republicans or Democrats, and their solely job is, ‘Hey, let’s make these folks not like one another. We don’t dwell of their neighborhoods, all of us obtained cash, let’s make the whites and Blacks not like one another, let’s make wealthy folks and poor folks not like one another, let’s scramble the center class.’ I really imagine that in my coronary heart.
Here are Barkley’s full feedback:
It seems as if Barkley was responding to a filmed section that detailed how Robert F. Kennedy broke the news on April 4, 1968, to a crowd in Indianapolis — the location of the 2021 Final Four — that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated. In the section, Kennedy — who was operating for president — is seen calling on Black residents not to retaliate in anger.
Kennedy was assassinated two months later in Los Angeles.
This is not the primary time Barkley has spoken out on the CBS set. He has come out towards the “Defund the police” motion and rejected the notion that the Nets employed coach Steve Nash due to white privilege, amongst different matters of debate.