I wish some of these rich knee grows would just go get a bucket of chicken, a glass of red Kool-Aid, sit the fuck down somewhere, & shut the hell up. Who appointed these knee grows to be the representatives for the entire Black Diaspora? Who told these knee grows that just because they have a lot of money & access to the media that they are somehow the unofficial elected representative to speak on all things Black? I swear, these shucking & jiving coons give me a fucking headache.
Say hello to Charles Barkley:
The same Charles Barkley that said this dumb shit too.
Charles Barkley is like America’s favorite knee grow these days. Anyways, let’s begin…
“We as Black people are never going to be successful, not because of you White people, but because of other Black people. When you are Black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other Black people.” — Charles Barkley
Next, “When you are Black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other Black people.”…TRUE…but that’s called life. Name one group of people that DON’T have to deal with shit from members of their own group. I’ll wait.
“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. It’s a dirty, dark secret in the Black community.” — Charles Barkley
In my 30+ years of living, I’ve NEVER heard of ANYONE thinking “if you’re not a thug or an idiot, you’re not Black enough.” I think Charles Barkley watches too much damn TV. Who does Charles Barkley hang out with that has lead him to believe that this is how Black people think about other Black people? Back when I was growing up, I had some so-called thugs in my family who were about that life. That life meaning: hustling, selling dope, robbing, or whatever. Never once did my family who participated in that shit feel as though I wasn’t Black enough for not wanting to participate. In fact, I was often encouraged by them to NOT consider the possibility of trying to pursue their lifestyle AND to keep my head focused on the books. Some of these family members of mine made their decisions a long time ago as to how they would choose to live their life. Even in the midst of them participating in their fuckery, they still found time to tell me to NOT do the same dumb shit they were doing because they knew I was smarter than that & could do better. Another thing my family would tell me is, no matter how smart or successful I became to always remember that I was Black & being Black presented its own unique set of challenges in America regardless of how high up the success ladder I climbed. So to address this brainwashing Charles Barkley speaks of is complete shit.
“There are a lot of Black people who are unintelligent, who don’t have 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. It’s just typical BS that goes on when you’re Black, man.” — Charles Barkley
Let’s get something straight: there are A LOT of successful people of ALL RACES that are hated on by non-successful people of ALL RACES simply because they are successful and the haters are not. This is not just some problem that is exclusive to the Black community, nor should it even be referred to as some “dark secret”. This is a problem successful people in general have to deal with from non-successful people period. You think Billy-Bob who is out there living that stereotypical trailer park life isn’t hating on Dr. John Smith who is living that stereotypical successful upper-class life?
“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. It’s just typical BS that goes on when you’re Black, man.” First, who are these people Charles Barkley claims is attempting to do all of this knocking simply because a Black person is intelligent & speaks well. Those are called haters & they come in all races. Second, the typical BS that goes on when you’re Black is, I don’t know…how about just being Black in a country built off the oppression of Black people as to where the effects of this oppression are still present to this day. I mean c’mon now, even President Obama gets his fair share of racism almost daily & he is the epitome of what EVERY American should aspire to possibly become. So regardless of if a Black person is sagging his pants or dressed in a sharp suit from head to toe, the typical BS that the majority of Black men & women in America go through is this typical BS known as racism. For all of you White folks reading this & possibly disagreeing, go fuck yourself. Until you adorn some permanent Black skin regardless of how dark or light it is, then honestly you can never truly comprehend how it is to be Black in America. For all of you coon ass knee grows who want to disregard the racial component of being Black in America as if you honestly believe we are our own worst enemy, go fuck yourself too.
Now out of all that Charles Barkley said, there is only one thing I can really agree with and that pertains specifically to his use of the words “speak intelligent“. If Charles Barkley chose to put his attention squarely on the issue of Black people accusing other Black people of talking white simply because they choose to use the English language properly, then I probably would have cosigned with him. Proper use of the English language does not make one white, it helps one to possibly excel to a degree being that if you want to move up in the world, unless you are a rapper, then one is going to have to learn to communicate effectively speaking proper English. It’s really no way of getting around that. Anyways, I’ll let this young lady in the video below summarize this point:
In the end, Charles Barkley’s attempt to paint an entire culture as some thug loving, non-educated approved idiots is merely a result of this fool joining the ranks of this new class of Black folks who attain money, get a few pats on the head from the dominant society, & now they think they are a part of the club.