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I've always liked Sir Charles for telling it like it is regardless of who it may piss off. He's never been one to follow the crowd and be a clone. I'm sure his latest comment won't sit well with the race baiters and hustlers.

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NBA legend Charles Barkley on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” Thursday said he “agrees” with the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial because there there wasn’t “enough evidence to charge him.” He also took a shot at the media for giving both black and white racists a “platform to vent their ignorance” in the aftermath of the trial.

Barkley said some “racial profiling” probably did occur the night Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin. However, he later faulted Martin for “[flipping] the switch” and beating up Zimmerman. The former NBA great recognized his thoughts were “probably not a popular opinion among most people.”

“Just looking at the evidence, I agree with the verdict. I just feel bad because I don’t like when race gets out in the media because I don’t think the media has a pure heart as I call it,” Barkley added. “Racism is wrong in any, shape or form. A lot of black people are racist too. I think sometimes when people talk about racism, they say only white people are racist, but I think black people are too. I don’t think the media has clean hands.”

After reiterating that Martin was racially profiled by Zimmerman, Barkley said “Trayvon Martin, God rest his soul, he did flip the switch and start beating the hell out of Mr. Zimmerman.”

He then expressed his disappointment in the fact that the Zimmerman trial provided “every white person and black person who is racist the platform to vent their ignorance.”

“That’s the thing that bothered me the most,” he added. “I watched this trial closely. I watched these people on television talking about it. A lot of these people have a hidden agenda. They want to have their racist views, whether they are white or black.”
NBA Legend Charles Barkley Says He Agrees With Zimmerman Verdict, Bashes Media for Giving White and Black Racists a ‘Platform’ | Video | TheBlaze.com
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Yep....

Barkley still tells it like he sees it and doesn't give a damn if you like it or not.....

Very few people can do that and get away with it.....


And that's why I like Charles, warts and all.....
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I've always said he should have his own talk show.
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I've always said he should have his own talk show.
I would be a faithful viewer.
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I've always liked Sir Charles for telling it like it is regardless of who it may piss off. He's never been one to follow the crowd and be a clone. I'm sure his latest comment won't sit well with the race baiters and hustlers.



NBA Legend Charles Barkley Says He Agrees With Zimmerman Verdict, Bashes Media for Giving White and Black Racists a ‘Platform’ | Video | TheBlaze.com
Sounds like a cartoon character. Charles Barkley. Is that his real name?
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Sounds like a cartoon character. Charles Barkley. Is that his real name?
You may have limited your scope of who you will watch or listen to a bit too much.
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