Recently, protesters are obsessed with taking down historical monuments in this country. Not everyone though. Charles Barkley tells Confederate statue protesters there are better things for them to tackle.
When being interviewed by Rich Karle of WBRC FOX6, Barkley made some awesome points.
I’m not going to waste my time worrying about these Confederate statues; that’s wasted energy. You know what I’m gonna do? I’m going to keep doing great things; I’m going to keep trying to make a difference, number one, in the black community, because I’m black, but I’m also going to try to do good things in the world.
I’m not going to waste my time screaming at a neo-Nazi who’s gonna hate me, no matter what; and I’m not going to waste my time, trying to, worried about these statues that they’ve got all over the country.
Karle then asked another direct quesiton. "So do you leave them up or....?"
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."
People threw some big-time praise in Barkley's direction on Twitter.
Holy crap. Charles Barkley being the voice of reason. https://t.co/251lsAfwuK
— David Edward 💤 (@_David_Edward) August 18, 2017
Sometimes Sir Charles still gets a slam dunk. Spend time improving lives, not fighting with people. https://t.co/kTPegw521t
— Suzanne Stout Parcel (@StoutParcel) August 18, 2017
Check out the video below of Charles Barkley making some outstanding points.
Charles Barkley Tells Confederate Statue Protesters to Chill
— Rick Karle WVTM 13 (@RickKarle) August 17, 2017