On Saturday, Charles Barkley said during the “Final Four Show, had harsh words to say about America’s social and political climate saying politicians fuel negative relations between races to “keep their grasp on money and power.”
“I truly believe in my heart most white people and black people are awesome people,” Barkley went on to say. “But we are so stupid following our politicians, whether they are Republicans or Democrats, and their only job is, ‘Hey, let’s make these people not like each other. We don’t live in their neighborhoods. [We’ve] all got money. Let’s make the whites and blacks not like each other; let’s make rich people and poor people not like each other; let’s scramble the middle class.’”
Charles Barkley said that politicians are driving racial divisions for political gain.
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This isn’t the first time Barkley has weighed in on social issues. In the past, he has slammed the defund the police movement and has commented on the death of Breonna Taylor.