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Isn’t it time for all Communities to carry their own Crosses and Help each other

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I am sure by now; many of you have heard the story involving Charles Barkley, the Hall of Fame Basketball Player from the Philadelphia 76s and the Phoenix Suns.  In the article titled “Unintelligent' blacks 'brainwashed' to choose street cred over success: Charles Barkley” by Leada Gore he was asked to respond to an article where the Seattle Seahawks Quarterback, Russell Wilson was said to not be “black enough”.  In the article he is reported as saying "We as black people are never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because of other black people. When you are black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other black people," Barkley said “African Americans are too concerned with street cred than true success and that's holding the community back.  "For some reason we are brainwashed to think, if you're not a thug or an idiot, you're not black enough. If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don't break the law, you're not a good black person. It's a dirty, dark secret in the black community.  "There are a lot of black people who are unintelligent, who don't have success. 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 BS that goes on when you're black, man."

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