H/T Girls Just Wanna Have Guns.

Charles has some damned good advice sadly no one will listen to him.

They will disrespect Charles be calling him Uncle Tom.

Charles Barkley, whom is a former NBA star, had some very specific words for the recent obsession of removing Confederate statues in our nation. He basically told the black community to do something better with their time.

 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 be honest, they ain’t thought a day in their life about those stupid statues. What we as black people need to do, we need to worry about getting our education; we need to stop killing each other; we need to try to find a way to have more economic opportunity and things like that. Don’t waste — those things are important and significant. I’m wasting time and energy screaming at a neo-Nazi, or “Man, you gotta take this statue down.”

In his response Barkley outlines 3 causes the black community can take action on; that will actually help further their community. Burning down these confederate statues won’t change the past or the hate people have for them.

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