NBA Charles Barkley Says Black People Not Whites Are Solely Responsible For Their Failures. : ThyBlackMan

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NBA Charles Barkley Says Black People Not Whites Are Solely Responsible For Their Failures.

October 26, 2014 by  
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( C harles Barkley is known for speaking his mind.  But there are some times when his words make him look a little silly, partly because he doesn’t always think about what he says before he opens his mouth.   Barkley’s recent appearance on Afternoons with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis raised some eyebrows because it almost sounded as if Barkley was saying that many black people don’t like other black people who are educated or successful.  

Whenever you start your diatribe with the words “As I tell my white friends,” we know that you’re probably going to degrade black people and engage in some kind of explicit or implicit promotion of the everlasting oasis of white supremacy.  The conclusion is usually “White people – good, clean and perfect.  Black people – bad, dirty and irreparably flawed….except, of course, those black people who’ve learned to think like white people.  Those negroes are OK.”

In other words, the greatest thing a black man can accomplish is to stop thinking like other black people.  This is what some might callcharles-barkley-white-suit-2014 assimiliation. 

Charles Barkley’s comments came after he was asked about a situation involving just Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson was getting into locker room confrontations and was reportedly told by certain teammates that they don’t think he’s black enough.  The problem is that this information came from a second-hand source who was merely speculating on something that he didn’t see for himself.  

After reporting this second-hand information, Mike Freeman, a writer for a white-owned website, Bleacher Report, threw in his own remarks, being cheered on by a largely white audience who loves to hear black people talk about how ignorant other black people are.  If you ever want to get a job with a mainstream media outlet, just make sure you’re willing to bash black people and to also let whites off the hook for racism.  They’ll love you for it.

Here’s what Freeman said:

There is also an element of race that needs to be discussed. My feeling on this—and it’s backed up by several interviews with Seahawks players—is that some of the black players think Wilson isn’t black enough.

This is an issue that extends outside of football, into African-American society—though it’s gotten better recently. Well-spoken blacks are seen by some other blacks as not completely black. Some of this is at play.

So, Charles Barkley’s remarks were basically made in response to Freeman’s anonymous quotes and speculation about how some black people  dislike other blacks just because they are successful.  How he ends up tying this to the Russell Wilson situation might be defined as sloppy reporting, since the Seahawks players may dislike Wilson just because they think he is a jerk.   Plus, if several players dislike Wilson, it doesn’t make sense to say that they are all stupid and Wilson is the good guy.  It could easily be the other way around.

Freeman may be an educated black man himself, but he was allegedly pushed out of The Indianapolis Star for fabricating parts of his resume back in 2004.  So, it’s not as if he couldn’t be stretching the truth to make his own personal report.

So, here’s what Charles Barkley said about other black men, riding the backs of Freeman’s sketchy and broad-based remarks about what black men think about Russell Wilson and why it can’t be Wilson’s fault.  Notice in the audio that Barkley starts his comment off by saying, “As I tell my white friends.”  He then starts explaining why black people are the reasons for our own problems, but doesn’t say much of anything about the 400 years that white people spent oppressing us, stealing our wealth, murdering black children, and putting black people in prison.  But of course, according to Charles Barkley, we only have ourselves to blame.  According to Barkley:

“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 ’cause they’re intelligent, they speak well, they do well in school, and they’re successful.”

Listen to more of what Barkley has to say:

Staff Writer; Dr. Boyce Watkins 

Dr. Boyce Watkins is the founder of the Your Black World Coalition.  For more information, please visit



12 Responses to “NBA Charles Barkley Says Black People Not Whites Are Solely Responsible For Their Failures.”
  1. ROBERT says:


    YOU have the mind of a leader and the heart of a warrior and you also have a love for your people that will make you immune from the fear of death.

    IN this time of great trouble for the country as well as us, brothers like you are our most valuble assets, ingnore the negativity there are people on this website here just to sow discent in the family and never waste a opportunity to insult and degrade their own people , but we’ll deal with them later!

  2. DCARTER910 says:

    @LaVar what is this “we” crap you keep talking about? You do not represent all black people. Keep it with “I” or keep it moving.

  3. LeVar Smith says:

    David you only experienced that type of treatment because you are a token black you’re a sellout your a Sambo you’re probably a buck dancer who kisses the white mans ass from Maine to Michigan we can tell from how you talk you’re an embarrassment to us you’re not really black your colored and you’re also totally full of shit Dr Boyce Watkins is intelligent and intellectual and we love supporting him it just depends on what type of sambo you are…. Louis Farrakhan is a very gifted intellectual speaker we love listening to him Dr Umar Johnson is a very intelligent gifted speaker we listen to him he’ll the writer of this post one of my personal favorite Dr Boyce Watkins is intelligent and intellectual and we love supporting him it just depends on what type of sample you are

  4. LeVar Smith says:

    David it always makes me laugh when white people think that voter suppression isn’t it obvious sign of racismbut being that most white people are ignorant of history they don’t seem to know how the two correlate

  5. greg says:

    if, instead of Charles, a white person had said that about white people, there would be amusement, Chuckling, and some perplexity. Your reaction to Charles says absolutely everything we need to know about the situation. so, so, truthful.

  6. Angela says:

    How about a history lesson in slavery. Your own people sold you into slavery. The Spaniards bought Black’s from Black’s and sold them to the white man. A white man, a republican, Abraham Lincoln freed black people. Al and Jesse keep you oppressed along with voting democratic keeps black people oppressed. Ignorance keeps you oppressed. If your ignorant enough to listen to other ignorant people then you are your own downfall.

  7. David says:

    It always cracks me up when people pull out the “black votes are beeing suppressed” as proof of white privilege and racism.
    Seriously, do you even think when you type or say that? Are you saying white people are inherently smarter and can get the reqired ID but Black folks can’t?
    Stop saying that. Stop writing that
    It’s degrading.
    BTW, Democrats have controlled most major American cities for over 50 years. How long does it take them to help the Black population overcome they horrid divide between whites and Blacks?
    I happen to disagree with Charles. The problem is not the black on black oppression but the Democratic party that has for 5 decades pulled the wool over people’s eyes, playing Blacks against whites and conservatives to keep the power of the government in the hands of the liberal elite.
    Who has run Detroit into the ground with over 50 years of control? It’s not conservatives.

  8. Sean Davis says:

    Charles is right,I’ve even experienced this myself…there are alot of ignorant negreos out that don’t even know who MLK is for starters….start pointing the finger at us first and quit cryin about what the white man did 400yrs ago…

  9. LeVar Smith says:

    Tom Sheehy….400 years ….lmao….dumbass there’s a pressing boats in North Carolina right now they are suppressing vote in Texas right now they are suppressing votes in New Hampshire they are trying to suppress the vote in Ohio……they are making race-based laws only apply to black people what about stop and frisk dick head guess that was me 400 years ago please make a legitimate argument at least be a smart racist….Dr Watkins thank you for putting out the real as you always do much love and respect don’t even worry about this one this is easy work

  10. LeVar Smith says:

    Tom Sheehy , how ironic isn’t that a member of a class of people who have done everything to keep my people down would apllaud what another black man telling lies on our community. Then call a black man who has done nothing but fight for his/Our community inside and out a racist. well riddle me this Batman how many people were hung by Dr Watkins or people who support exactly what he thing which is most of the black community show me the inverse meaning show me a white Mike Brown and a black Darren Wilson….doesn’t exist huh…. people like you need to be destroyed….now back to this Sambo Charles Barkley folks I recommend you do the same thing that ID TNT suspended Charles Barkley for a DUI ESPN suspended Stephen a Smith for making a soft statement in the Ray Rice incident so I suggest we call Turner network the number is 404 827 1700 ….and Demand that they suspend Charles Barkley and warned him that if he continues to insult our community is job is in jeopardy especially since he already accused us of attacking rich successful black man far be it from me to make him a liar

  11. James Davis says:

    Repugnant is all I can say this man’s comments are!

    Agreeing with your oppressors is a morally repugnant practice especially when supporting a lie! Barkley is just telling a lie – plain and simple, and is attempting to promote it as the truth.

    I do not agree with Barkley’s comments at all! Black people are not that simple! I never have been a thug… never wanted to be a thug and my attitude never affected my concept of how black I am. Disagree also that black people are their own greatest oppressors, you need look no further then pre-1960’s and 1970’s “written segregation laws” and today’s double-digit black unemployment rate of 11%, while whites enjoy an unemployment rate of 5.1% to see who our true oppressors are.

  12. Tom Sheehy says:

    I think you are a racist.With every successful African American you,Jesse and AL lose a customer. Thank God Charles spoke the truth. Keep blaming it on the 400 years and your poor will keep waiting for you to bring them a cell phone and a check.

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