Charles Barkley: Politicians encourage racial divides to keep hold of "money and power"

by Jordyn Pair · Apr 5th, 2021 10:48 am

Last Updated Apr 7th, 2021 at 12:24 am

Former NBA star and "Inside the NBA" analyst Charles Barkley said during the "Final Four Show" on Saturday that politicians work to encourage racial divides as a way to hold on to their money and power.

"But I think our system is set up where our politicians, whether they're Republicans or Democrats, are designed to make us not like each other, so they can keep their grasp [on] money and power," Barkley said.

"...I truly believe in my heart most white people and black people are awesome people," he said. "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.'"


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