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Charles Barkley insults black protesters in Ferguson 

Charles Barkley mugshot

Charles Barkley mugshot

Former NBA player and legend Charles Barkley is very outspoken in expressing his political views, but lately he seems to be suffering from a streak of self-hatred. Barkley recently spoke out on the recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, and his comments were to say the least insulting. “Those aren’t real  black people, those are scumbags. … There is no excuse for people to be out there burning down people’s businesses, burning down police cars,” he reportedly said of the protesters.

In addition, Barkley goes on to defend the grand jury decision and former police officer Darren Wilson by stating, “The true story came out from the grand jury testimony … three or four witnesses, who were black, said exactly what the cop said.”

Barkley’s statements are counter to the sentiments of many professional athletes who have been critical of the grand jury’s decision and supportive of Ferguson protesters.

His interview can be heard below:



6 Comments

  1. guest1 on December 2, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Just YUCK! everything about him makes me sick.

  2. Likewaterforchoc on December 2, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Misleading headline. He insulted rioters and looters and I agree with him. Protesters and rioters/looters are NOT the same thing. I support protesters, but not rioters and looters because I don’t get the point of destroying black neighborhoods to teach white folks a lesson. The only lesson that they are teaching anyone is that they know how to make a poor neighborhood even poorer and that black folks can act like fools. Do they think that white folks are going to come in to rebuild or that they even care for that matter? Forget about white businesses, black business owners will be able to afford the insurance rates to even open a business there? At the end of the day, there will be nothing left but a bunch of even more impoverished group of black people trying to survive.

    He also points out the elephant in the room that we choose to ignore which black on black crime. Most black lives are ended by other black people. Yet, there are no marches for that. We have even embraced it. However, I do NOT agree with the fact that he believe that cops are making these neighborhoods better or safer. This is especially the case when you do not know WHETHER your life will be ended by the cops or your enemy on the streets. There is so much in Darren Wilson’s account of things that do not add up and I believe that he is someone who harbored a fear of all black men in which case he should never have been given a badge.

    • Nigg.Newton on December 3, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      You CLEARLY missed Charles Barkley’s — POINT!

      I don’t like — BLACK FOLKS like you that CLAIM, the people in FERGUSON are tearing down their own community. It not their’s to begin with, and further more, when you get SHOT, by the POLICE, less than 500 ft of your home, that’s a COMMUNITY that is — RUINED already.

      • Steelo on December 5, 2014 at 12:26 am

        They still have’nt rebuilt parts of Watts, Washington,D.C, Chicago or Liberty City in Miami…that “protesters” burned down. I agree with the 1st poster. There is NO EXCUSE for the wanton looting, vandalism and violence. N*ggas acting like N*ggas. Stop making an excuse for that sh*t. We have to face our own sh*t 1st. Get ourselves together. Forget all the “don’t snitch”, letting thugs bully the neighborhood, laugh at all the bums and crackheads

  3. butterbeanbabe on December 8, 2014 at 11:07 am

    some people are in the dark , some blacks like barkley is plan uncle tomish , no telling how he grew up and what conditions he grew up under … he seems fragile and insane to me look how he was viewed during his ball playing days most people saw his rants then as signs of emotional disconnect .. he has always been angry and disgruntle , that is why only white folks deal with him .. they see his annamosity towards blacks , white always need a token, you see this type of black person , on jobs , in the record industry and in the industrial america , blacks quickly identify him and his antics and dismiss him , he might as well be green to us . ,cause we expected one demon to come out of demonville possesses with the idea whites AINT AT FAULT FOR THIS MESS , charles barkley dont realize , it was a white man and woman who gave birth to wilson and petrelilo .. both white and killed black men . .while using the uniform to cover racist behavior , you need to study cops from the civil right era dude … then you will see we aint tripping , whites still got this curse stigma on them about the slave trade , about the horrific hangings and they are not teaching their young white boys about these issues … so they can be more sensitive to black culture….. and triumpt in america. barkley must have been under a rock to dismiss the facts surrounding black and white relationships in america…….barkley could have spared us the embarrassment of his misleading up bring someone raised him with less pride than a skin head …has
    we had to have one idiot in our race .. and they use public social media etc to spew his ignorant ideas about his own race PITIFUL JUST PITIFUL

  4. mochamadness on January 17, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I absolutely agree with Likewaterforchoc and Steelo. Blacks who riot and loot are the problem on an everyday basis. Most of ’em are crooks and commit crimes, so rioting and looting is right up their alley. The gov’t needs to start locking ’em up and making ’em pay for all the damage and destruction they cause.