When you ask a question of Charles Barkley, you had better be prepared for what the great NBA star has on his mind. In this video, Rick Karle, sports director at WBRC FOX6 does not seem to be prepared for the answer that he received. His questions tried to drive the dialog and get Mr. Barkley to side with the alt-left anti-statue movement. Instead, he received notice of what was actually the more important things that should be remembered.
— Rick Karle (@RickKarle) August 17, 2017
As Written By Hank Berrien for the Daily Wire:
Former NBA star Charles Barkley had a few choice words for those obsessed with removing statues of Conderate figures, telling the black community they should focus on getting an education and economic opportunity instead.
Interviewed by Rick Karle, sports director at WBRC FOX6, Barkley stated:
I’m not going to waste my time worrying about these Confederate statues; that’s wasted energy. You know what I’m gonna do? I’m going to keep doing great things; I’m going to keep trying to make a difference, number one, in the black community, because I’m black, but I’m also going to try to do good things in the world.
I’m not going to waste my time screaming at a neo-Nazi who’s gonna hate me, no matter what; and I’m not going to waste my time, trying to, worried about these statues that they’ve got all over the country.
Karle asked, “So do you leave them up, or do you — ”
I’ve always ignored them. … Rick, I’m 54 years old; I’ve never thought about those statues a day in my life. I’ve never — I think if you ask most black people, to ……
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