Charles Barkley rips Stephen Jackson and others for anti-Semitic comments

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NBA legend Charles Barkley called out former basketball player Stephen Jackson as well as DeSean Jackson, Nick Cannon and Ice Cube for anti-Semitic comments. He also gave props to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for being the only one who criticized such behavior.

“Listen, DeSean Jackson, Stephen Jackson, Nick Cannon, Ice Cube. Man, what the hell are y’all doing? Y’all want racial equality. We all do. I don’t understand how insulting another group helps our cause,” Barkley went on a rant.

“And the only person who called Y’all on it was Kareem. We can’t allow black people to be prejudiced also. Especially if we’re asking for white folks to respect us, give us economic opportunity and things like that. I’m so disappointed in these men.

But I don’t understand how you beat hatred with more hatred. That stuff should never come up in your vocabulary and it should never come up in your heart. I don’t understand it. I’m never gonna accept it and I’m asking you guys, I’m begging you guys, man, you guys are famous, you got a platform. We gotta do better, man.

I want allies. I don’t want to alienate anybody and to take shots at the Jewish race, the white race. I just don’t like it cause it’s not right and I had to call them on it cause it’s really been on my heart.”

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