Charles Barkley: ‘Unintelligent’ Black People Are ‘Brainwashed’ To Hold Back Successful Black Men


Charles Barkley: ‘Unintelligent’ Black People Are 'Brainwashed' To Hold Back Successful Black Men
Charles Barkley

AFRICANGLOBE – Charles Barkley has spoken out about a “dirty, dark secret in the Black community.”

When asked about a report that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson isn’t seen as “Black enough” by some of his teammates, the NBA Hall of Famer went on a rant about how “unintelligent” Black people believe they have to hold successful African-Americans back.

“For some reason we are brainwashed to think, if you’re not a thug or an idiot, you’re not Black enough,” he said in an interview on CBS Philadelphia 94 WIP’s “Afternoons with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis.” “If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don’t break the law, you’re not a good Black person.”

“There are a lot of Black people who are unintelligent, who don’t have success,” he continued. “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 B.S. that goes on when you’re Black, man.”


By: Victoria Taylor


Charles Barkley Goes Off on ” Unintelligent ” Black People 



  1. Hmmmm, no Charles doesn’t have the best diction, I am sure however that any number of losers have tried to get in his pockets, even if they were blackmailing him because of how much of a philanderer he once was. & Anti-Black racism isn’t getting worse and worse…it is now & forever has been historical, institutionalized, structural, systemic genocide. And we don’t help ourselves doing the very things that Charles talked about. I try not to associate with ANYBODY that is trying to tell me that I am not enough of whatever group in which we share membership. Charles is a hoot because he will speak his mind…I love that about him.

  2. He is so brainwashed…Bleach your skin and don’t collect the $200. 00 . Not a good look for black people anymore.. good bye Charles. Good fit for the Jackass club though..

  3. There is a lot of vary bad things that happen in the hood each day that is a function of destructive thinking. You can shoot the messenger all you want. However, it doesn’t change the fact that in places like Chicago in my neighborhood, you see quite clearly the results negative aspiration living.

  4. Charles Barkley must think befor he speaks. He is one dumb dude! I For me being black is arm yourself with abundance of Ancient and Modern African History..Charles Barkley need to read good books..

  5. Barkley should learn how to talk and start by understanding the language. When he understands the language then maybe he won’t put his ass on his face.

  6. Charles talks like a loud buffoon frequently, but his criticism of blacks who have the audacity to believe that Russell Wilson isn’t “BLACK ENOUGH” is justified.

  7. how have Russell Wilson or Charles Barkley been held back by black folks? Charles sounds pretty unintelligent half of the time. Maybe he is one of the people holding black folks back.