No this is not The Onion.
This was the actual response of an African-American liberal publication to Charles Barkley after he said that black people have never thought about Confederate statues a day in their lives.
Here’s Charles Barkley giving his thoughts on Confederate statues:
— Rick Karle (@RickKarle) August 17, 2017
Apparently, Barkley triggered The Root.
The Root wrote:
Does anyone even listen to him at this point? Let’s set aside his basketball commentary for a minute (where I still find him to be the NBA’s most consistently entertaining and insightful commentator). Is there anyone who thinks that Barkley’s statements about race reveal anything other than his repeated willingness to throw black people under the bus for our stupid unwillingness to assimilate into whiteness?
Yeah, yeah, I know. I’m sure some educated, right-leaning Negro conservative has already jumped in the comment section typing in all italics (because a black Republican would never use all caps, like a savage) about how “black people are not a monolith” and something about questioning people’s blackness. But let’s be honest—we all have a friend, co-worker or cousin who believes that the white man’s ice is a few degrees colder, and no one exemplifies the black man’s subconscious acceptance of white superiority more than Barkley.
At least the political left is consistent: Everyone who speaks truth against their narratives is either a ‘white supremacist’ or a ‘neo-Nazi’.
The thing they don’t realize is that the majority of Americans are sick and tired of all the crazy ways of thinking.
Americans just want a return to normal.