Charles Barkley made waves Saturday when he took time forward of the Baylor-Houston Ultimate 4 sport to share his ideas on the state of American politics.
The CBS studio analyst blasted politicians — Democrats and Republicans — saying they make the most of a system that pits residents in opposition to one another alongside race and sophistication strains in order that they “can hold their grasp of cash and energy.”
“Man, I believe most white individuals and Black persons are nice individuals. I actually imagine that in my coronary heart, however I believe our system is ready up the place our legislators, 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 actually imagine in my coronary heart most white individuals and Black persons are superior individuals, however we’re so silly following our legislators, whether or not they’re Republicans or Democrats, and their solely job is, ‘Hey, let’s make these individuals not like one another. We don’t reside of their neighborhoods, all of us acquired cash, let’s make the whites and Blacks not like one another, let’s make wealthy individuals and poor individuals not like one another, let’s scramble the center class.’ I actually imagine that in my coronary heart.
Listed below are Barkley’s full feedback:
It seems as if Barkley was responding to a filmed section that detailed how Robert F. Kennedy broke the information on April 4, 1968, to a crowd in Indianapolis — the location of the 2021 Ultimate 4 — that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated. Within the section, Kennedy — who was working for president — is seen calling on Black residents to not retaliate in anger.
Kennedy was assassinated two months later in Los Angeles.
This isn’t the primary time Barkley has spoken out on the CBS set. He has come out in opposition to the “Defund the police” movement and rejected the notion that the Nets employed coach Steve Nash because of white privilege, amongst different subjects of debate.