VIDEO: Charles Barkley: ‘Unintelligent’ Blacks ‘Brainwashed’ To Discourage Successful Black Men

“Talking white,” “acting white,” “Uncle Tom,” and other such terms are used by blacks to discourage others to becomes successful. When a young black child takes education seriously, refuses to become part of the local gang, and/or tries to better themselves, others around them try to bring them down via harassment. Charles Barkley addresses his experiences with this on a Philadelphia radio station.


NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley spoke candidly about the problems facing the black community when appearing on a Philadelphia radio station, accusing “unintelligent,” “brainwashed” African-Americans of keeping successful ones down.

While appearing on “Afternoons with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis,” Barkley was asked about a rumor that Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was getting criticism from his black teammates for not being, quote, “black enough.”

Barkley went on a long monologue on the subject: ”Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because of other black people. When you’re black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other black people. It’s a dirty, dark secret; I’m glad it’s coming out.”

So when a white person says this, it’s “racist,” despite the fact that we see it and hear about it every day, but it’s more acceptable when a black person says it? At least someone is talking about it, no matter their skin color. We don’t have “racial inequality” in the United States, we have “effort inequality,” and those who aren’t willing to put in the proper amount of work to reach a desired result have no one to blame but themselves.

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