NBA Hall of Famer Karl Malone Tells Blacks to ‘Stop Looking for a Handout’ [VIDEO]

NBA Hall of Famer Karl Malone Tells Blacks to ‘Stop Looking for a Handout’ [VIDEO]

Karl MaloneBasketball legend Karl Malone recently came out agreeing with another legendary player, Charles Barkley, on advice for fellow blacks. In December, Barkley told CNN that blacks should focus less on solving racial inequalities and more on how they can improve themselves. Now, in an interview with HuffPostLive, Malone said he agrees.

HuffPostLive has Malone’s response,

“I echo his sentiments exactly. We need to look in the mirror ourselves and stop waiting on someone to come march on our behalf. Take ownership ourself, make our community better and stop looking for a handout. Do something about it yourself that you can control.”

“Stop using the excuse about race. I am sick and tired that every time you turn around, that’s what we dangle … Our problem now is we do so much talking and beating things to death. Let’s take ownership in ourselves … stop waiting for someone to come in and march for us.”

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Malone and Barkley are blacks who have become immensely successful, proof racism did not stop them from getting there. If they encountered it, they overcame it and moved on. They are impressive role models for young black men, and should be commended for standing up for what is right – even though it isn’t politically correct – instead of squandering their fame with a typical celebrity partying lifestyle. He looks as good as ever at age 51. He’s going to get a lot of flak for this, but someone has to put a stop to the mentality that every black person who gets shot is a victim of white racist cops. Malone is a longtime hunter and fishing enthusiast, known for his leadership role with the NRA. Watch the full interview below.

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Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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