Black Celebrities Over Black Academics

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley have been making headlines due to his ‘Uncle Ruckus’ brand of commentary. And as expected, he drew a lot of fire over his remarks over Ferguson, Eric Garner and (of all things) slavery. However, Barkley is far from alone. His words are proof that he has crossed over to the Right side of the world view where black people are always – ALWAYS the the problem with…everything, including themselves.

Nevertheless, people like him, Stacey Dash, and yes, America’s former favorite dad Bill Cosby, have been, or are, in the spotlight for their comments regarding black people, most notably the working class a.k.a. the poor. The news pick up on their less-than accurate, victim blaming comments as if they were members of the black academia. And those on the Right listen with open ears as if they were preaching to the conservative choir. So, don’t be surprised when you see conservatives smiling from ear to ear and take what those house Negroes said as ‘fact’.

But the Right is only part of the issue. As stated earlier, the media takes their commentary and run with it as if they know what they’re talking about. The so-called liberal media that conservatives claim to exist act exactly the way the Right behaves. (Why the Right thinks it’s liberal is anyone’s guess.) They treat their comments as doctorate dissertations based on analysis on how black people truly are which incidentally goes along with the white gaze of black inferiority. And many white people eat it up like cake.

Forget any actual critical analysis from true academics or those who know what they’re talking about like professors, doctors, lawyers, etc. Forget listening to those who may have a keen idea that racism is still here. The news media is not as star struck with them as they do with those who can score the most baskets or played in their favorite movies or TV shows. And of course, forget considering that black people are still suffering from institutionalized and systemic oppression and violence. All of that is simply stupid and goes against the faith that something’s internally wrong with black people and liberals.

As a side note, it should be no surprise that whenever “thug culture” or “black culture” is blamed, there is no conversation as to what created it. “Culture”, which is a code word to cover up one’s racism, is the end all-be all to the plight of black America which ends up leading to what’s wrong with America.

The news media doesn’t always look for the wrong people to discuss racism, but they seem to be paying attention heavily for the perfect people to blame the victim. In a positive way, it helps illustrate that the post-racial society many people continue to convince themselves is nonexistent. Still, if you want to know how it feels like to be a member of “the other”, ask someone who knows. They don’t have to have a certificate. It helps a lot. But still, why not talk to those actually know what the hell is doing on? Unless he or she is famous in sports and/or in acting in some way, the media, and most of the public, doesn’t want to hear it. This is not to say all celebrities are clueless. But damn!

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21 thoughts on “Black Celebrities Over Black Academics

  1. Let’s see why Barkley is the way he is. He is a 1% that thoroughly enjoys his life and basically has a “I got mine so you can get yours” mentality. This happens with other types of people as well. So the sympathy for your own race’s working class and social variances doesn’t compute.. Again I see people of other ethnicities and races practice the Barkley way of thinking but are not famous but quite wealthy. It’s not just Barkley is what I’m trying to say.

  2. Barkley is just an appallingly ignorant Neanderthal. And seeing how the right wingers eat up what these ignorant coons like Barkely and his ilk, is telling about how the dominant culture is racist against blacks.

  3. I find it bizarre that they would solicit the opinions of such people as opposed to those on the ‘ground’ or actual academics in fields of study pertaining to race. That’s like going to a proctologist to have your teeth pulled!

  4. They don’t ask white athletes or entertainers for their opinion (maybe Nugent is an exception), when some white loon goes on a shooting rampage. They ask mental health experts.

  5. This guy Alfonzo Rachel might be worse than Barkley. Not sure if any of you are familiar with him or not. But this guy has no backbone. A complete coward! But I’ll let you guys watch the video and judge for yourselves.

  6. I am honestly getting tired of this low down dirty dog… Infact he lives up to his name “Barkley” cause he barks alot. But let him keep going cause he’ll be bitten in the ass one of these days

  7. Honestly I think Shaq, wanted to be a cop his whole life and grew up patriotically military, would have similar views as Barkley. Barkley is from Leeds, Alabama but from his biographies, he grew up in the Andy Griffith Show setting with a hint of very difficult poverty that was sheltered. From there he went to college and then had an NBA career. Not sure if he can relate to working class people in mass America much less anything else in a variable black community in America based on his comments over the years.

    1. Show me ONE pro-black individual in an interracial relationship? It’s no way you can have & voice the views of an African in amurr’KKKlan and you laying up w/some ofay. Then this bitch wife beyond horrible. If I called her basic would be a compliment. From now on, find former NBA players who won titles.

      Death to Barkley, inshallah!!!

      1. Barkley’s wife sure does look like Jack Nicholson in Batman (1989) but without the makeup lol.

  8. @Kushite Prince RoflmaOoo @Man-Tan & Sleep n’ Eat, A.K.A. The Barkley and Lemon Coon Rendition!! @ ‘Wolf, you are sO on fire with calling out these azz clowns in this post!!!

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