Barkley: Muslims, Immigrants, LGBT People ‘Getting to Feel What Black People Feel Like Now’


Thursday between NCAA tournament games, CBS and TNT basketball analyst Charles Barkley reacted to Duke Blue Devils Head Coach ripping “stupid” North Carolina’s House Bill No. 2, saying LGBT people, Muslims and immigrants are now “getting to feel what black people feel” in regards to discrimination. These comments come just days after Barkley said he was “disappointed in the Muslim ban.” “No. 1, I really admire and respect coach Krzyzewski because he doesn’t have to do anything. He’s already a living legend. He’s got more money than he’s ever gonna spend, but I really appreciate him standing up for my gay friends,” Barkley said. “Now, my point, as a black man,” he continued, “I am against any form of discrimination whether you’re gay, Muslim, Hispanic, Jewish, whatever, and, if people in position of power don’t support these people, they’re gonna be left in a lurch by themselves.” Barkley later added, “All these other groups are getting to feel what black people feel like now. With the Muslim ban, they’re deporting these immigrants, white folks are actually getting an opportunity to feel what black people have always felt. Discrimination is wrong in any shape whatsoever.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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MSNBC’s Reid: ‘Bread and Circuses’ For Trump’s Base ‘Includes the Persecution of’ Muslims and Immigrants

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On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” MSNBC anchor Joy Reid argued that the “bread and circuses” for President Trump’s base, “includes the persecution of people they fear, the persecution of Muslims is part of the bread and circuses, the persecution of the immigrants, throwing out DREAMers from the country, people that it’s easy for his base to hate and to fear.” Reid said, “[T]he most cynical thing he’s done so far, is to say, I have to ban people from these seven Muslim countries. It’s urgent. I’ve got to do it now. And then, when it gets rejected by the courts, the 2nd version of this ban, actually can wait because he’s getting lauded by the press. And so, while he’s being applauded, it’s not so urgent. It can wait now.” She added, “[T]he bread and circuses for his base includes the persecution of people they fear, the persecution of Muslims is part of the bread and circuses, the persecution of the immigrants, throwing out DREAMers from the country, people that it’s easy for his base to hate and to fear. That is part of the show he gives them instead of giving them substantive things like, I don’t know,
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