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Charles Barkley: ‘Unintelligent Blacks’ Holding Back Black Community

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Charles Barkley: ‘Unintelligent Blacks’ Holding Back Black Community

Barkley-Weight-Watchers-628x351Charles Barkley, the former NBA star who seldom shies away from sharing his opinion, chimed in strongly on the Seattle Seahawks’ anonymous criticism that quarterback Russell Wilson is not “Black enough.”

“We as Black people are never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because of other Black people. When you are Black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other Black people,” Barkley said.

“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. It’s a dirty, dark secret in the Black community.

“There are a lot of Black people who are unintelligent, who don’t have success. It’s best to knock a successful Black person down because they’re intelligent, they speak well, they do well in school, and they’re successful. It’s just typical BS that goes on when you’re Black, man.”

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