Charles Barkley was interviewed in the Dan Patrick Show this week where he discussed the recent racial comments made by Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper, as well as the Trayvon Martin verdict. Barkley had some interesting views.
Ninety-five percent of black people who get killed, get killed by other black people. I don’t see all these other black people–and I’ve been talking about this for years. We as black people don’t have respect for each other. We kill each other every single day. To try to piggy-back on a young kid’s death and act like all white people hate us, all these people out there are bad, it’s a disgrace and a travesty. It’s really about us as black people. We’ve got to do much, much better.
Ninety-five percent of black people are killed by other black people, and I get so offended and upset when you get all these–I call them Uncle Tom, punk-ass brothers who get on the tv and the radio, and try to ride that racial hatred. Man most white people don’t dislike black people.
And listen, George Zimmerman was racially profiling. I want to make that perfectly clear. George Zimmerman was racially profiling Trayvon Martin, and I’m sorry that young kid got killed. But that case, and obviously the jury, I had no problem with the verdict. That don’t mean George Zimmerman was right, I want to make that clear, I want to say that. But I get so offended by all these sorry black people out there who want to make racial divide out there and act like–we as black people, we don’t have respect for each other. We kill each other every single day and it’s a joke to me that they wanted to make such a big deal, acting like it was a crazy–it’s just a bad situation.
A lot of these people don’t have clean hands, Dan. They don’t have clean hands. Like I say, George Zimmerman was an idiot from the beginning, and I feel bad that young kid got killed. But the verdict–the evidence was fair in my opinion, in my opinion–I always say that. But I want to say, I want to make it clear. But I just get so offended by some of these black people out there who want to–who profit, who like to get on radio and tv… But listen, I want to give a shout out to Trayvon’s parents, and that one lawyer for George Zimmerman. Those were the only three honorable people during that whole trial.”
You can see his entire comments in the interview below. Comments?