Via Charles Barkley Totally Goes There – ‘We Are Brainwashed To Think, If You’re Not A Thug Or An Idiot, You’re Not Black Enough’:
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—It’s a dirty, dark secret; I’m glad it’s coming out. It comes out every few years. I wrote a big chapter in my book about it, to be honest with you.
I said, you know, when young black kids, you know, when they do well in school, the loser kids tell them, ‘Oh, you’re acting white.’ The kids who speak intelligently—
They tell them, ‘You’re acting white.’ So it’s a dirty, dark secret in the black community.
One of the reasons we’re never going to be successful as a whole, because of other black people. And for some reason we are brainwashed to think, if you’re not a thug or an idiot, you’re not black enough. If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don’t break the law, you’re not a good black person. And it’s a dirty, dark secret, Anthony.
Most, I—I heard Stephen A. [Smith] talkin about it, and it, listen, I hate to bring white people into our crap, but as a black person, we all go through it when you’re successful. Uh, you know it’s like one of the reasons, you know, one of the reasons a lot of black players go broke is because when you’re successful your friends say to you, ‘Oh, you ain’t cool. You ain’t down with us anymore.’
And you end up giving up all your money to these damn losers, and you end up broke again.
But it’s a dirty, dark secret in the black community. There are a lot of black people who are unintelligent, who don’t have, uh, success. It’s best to knock a successful black person down because they’re intelligent, they speak well, they do well in school, and they’re successful. And they don’t..if you think about it—
Anthony Gargano: Well it’s crabs in a barrel, right?
It’s crabs in a barrel. The thing that’s hap—we’re the only race that tell people if you don’t have street cred, with like, that means you been arrested—
Like, like that’s a compliment. We’re the only ethnic group who say, ‘Hey, if you go to jail, it gives you street cred.’ It’s just typical BS that goes on when you’re black, man. But don’t waste a lot of time on it please.
Those are great, but politically incorrect, points by Barkley. He’ll be labeled an Uncle Tom and worse, of course, for speaking the truth. This should be must-reading/watching in public schools. Why don’t false teachers and people like Obama say things like this? It’s obvious: They’d be out of jobs if blacks followed the advice of Barkley instead of the race-baiters. Hacks like Jim Wallis are too busy profiting from the deaths of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin to care about the facts or to actually help black people.
3 thoughts on “Why don’t Obama and the other race-baiters say what Charles Barkley did?”
Thomas Sowell has said similar things over the years, and so has Walter Williams, AND Bill Cosby. There’s a great book by black author Taleeb Starkes which is about nothing other than this very issue. It is titled, “The Un-Civil War: Blacks vs Niggers – Confronting the subculture within the African-American Community.” I saw an advertisement for it way early this year, and bought it in April. Powerful—- if only the “subculture” would read and take heed.
I think that it’s like when we where teenagers, we made the decision to be a follower or a leader. There are some people that fall into that ” Oh, I listen to gangsta rap and , now I am a gangsta”, way of thinking but it is by no means a cultural thing but a age thing. It’s like the people that listen to rock and want to dress the part. There is definitely something going on culturally and I don’t think it ends with blacks. We see in every race a blatant disregard for life, no morals or values and I think the mistakes that too many conservatives are making is looking at this as a race thing and not as a spiritual thing. We see a moral decay in all walks of life that should bring us to our knees, not to dividing us but to make our selves kingdom ready.
Wow very powerful point!