Former NBA player Charles Barkley, never one to avoid sensitive topics with his signature tact, had some theories on why Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wasn’t liked by some of his teammates because he wasn’t seen as “black enough”:
“There are a lot of black people who are unintelligent, who don’t have success,” Barkley said. “It’s best to knock a successful black person down ’cause they’re intelligent, they speak well, they do well in school, and they’re successful. It’s crabs in a barrel. … We’re the only ethnic group that says, ‘hey, if you go to jail, it gives you street cred.’ “…”Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful not because of you white people but because of other black people,” Barkley said. “When you’re black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other black people. It’s a dirty, dark secret; I’m glad it’s coming out.”
So there you have it. The only reason black people don’t have more success is because of other black people. Also, everyone should pull their pants up. Sigh.
Team Blackness also finally delved into all this Ebola talk, and we did it with our very our Ratchet A** Scientist.