Charles Barkley Should Shut Up!

Charles Barkley the NBA “great,” in response to the Michael Brown killing in Ferguson, Missouri, stated in a CNN interview that “this notion, that cops are out there just killing black men, is ridiculous.”

Remember the “I am not a role model” Nike Air commercial, where Charles Barkley stated such, that he was not a role model…because he could dunk a basketball? Whether or not we liked this statement, there was some truth to it. Barkley added that “parents should be role models.”

Similarly, just because Barkley at one time could dunk a basketball, those same credentials do not give him any standing or authority to comment on “incidents” like Michael Brown’s and Eric Garner’s killings by white cops.

Charles Barkley, shut up!

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About ezwaters

Award-winning poet, playwright and writer. Author of three books of poetry, "Black Shadows and Through the White Looking Glass: Remembrance of Things Past and Present"; "Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats"; "The Black Feminine Mystique," and a novel, "Streets of Rage." All four books are available on Amazon.com.
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2 Responses to Charles Barkley Should Shut Up!

  1. Hello Mr. Waters, I saw an older excerpt about your brother who was in the Marcy Chaplains. I would love to get in touch with you about him if possible? I am researching NYC youth gangs from the 1950s.

    Regards,

    David

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