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Charles Barkley Drops Scorching Hot Take on Confederate Statues

Democrats and mainstream media claim Confederate Monuments are racist, racist to who?

White liberals are quick to defend anything that could be considered racist in some lame attempt to appease the atrocities committed while slavery was a normal aspect of the American lifestyle. No one is interested in undermining what a tragic and controversial period of time that was but how is the country ever going to move forward while Democrats are always looking back?

With the recent outbreak of protests, both in favor of and against Confederate statues having a place of honor on American soil, voicing an opinion is without shortage. NBA legend Charles Barkley is one of many celebrities to openly express their frustration, however, Barkley’s response is anything but what was expected.

Charles Barkley

Via IJR:

NBA legend Charles Barkley has weighed in on the blazing-hot controversy surrounding Confederate monuments in the United States — and he thinks the outrage is a waste of time.

“I’m not going to waste my time worrying about these Confederate statues — that’s wasted energy,” he said. “You know what I’m gonna do? I’m gonna keep doing great things, I’m gonna keep trying to make a difference — number one, in the black community because I’m black — but I’m also going to try to do good things in the world.”

“I’ve always ignored them,” Barkley added. “I’m 54 years old. I’ve never thought about those statues a day in my life. I think if you ask most black people, to be honest, they haven’t thought a day in their life about those stupid statuses.”

He went on to outline what he thinks “black people need to do.”

“We need to worry about getting our education, we need to stop killing each other, we need to try to find a way to have more economic opportunity and things like that,” Barkley said. “Those things are important and significant.”


Racism is in the eye of the beholder and current events only teach new generations to have race relation problems the same way their ancestors did, no growth, no moving forward.

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