By Terry Shropshire | April 4, 2021 | – (Source: rollingout.com) – Famously outspoken NBA legend Charles Barkley dropped explosive commentary during the March Madness telecast on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
RFK would ironically be killed two months later after imploring the throngs of Blacks not to retaliate against Whites for MLK’s murder in Memphis.
“I think most White people and Black people are great people. I really believe that in my heart. But I think our system is set up where our politicians — whether they are Republicans or Democrats — is designed to make us not like each other so they can keep their grasp on money and power. They divide and conquer,” Barkley said.
“I truly believe in my heart that most White people and Black people are awesome people. But we’re so stupid following our politicians, whether they are Republicans or Democrats,” he continued. “And their only job is, ‘Hey, let’s make these people not like each other. Let’s make rich people and poor people not like each other. Let’s scramble the middle class.’ I truly believe that in my heart.”
Social media was split on Barkley’s sociopolitical perspective. Some agreed while others accused the TV analyst of promoting false information.