Charles Barkley Says Ferguson Protesters Aren’t ‘Real Black People, They’re Scumbags’ (AUDIO)

Famed NBA player and sports analyst Charles Barkley can’t stop himself from making offensive statements about African Americans, whether he’s blaming uneducated black people for holding minorities back or insisting that every Southern black parent beats their kids.

Barkley recently added another notch to his belt, the day after a grand jury’s decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson with the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. During an interview on Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fanatic, Barkley told Mike Missanelli that he agreed with the grand jury’s decision not to indict Wilson. His response raised eyebrows:

“The true story came out from the grand jury testimony.”

Barkley continued, stating that he was made aware of “key forensic evidence, and several black witnesses that supported Officer Darren Wilson’s story for the first time Monday night.”

“I can’t believe anything I hear on television any more. And, that’s why I don’t like talking about race issues with the media any more, because they [the media] love this stuff, and lead people to jump to conclusions. The media shouldn’t do that. They never do that when black people kill each other.”

Barkley predicted that moving forward, police distrust could be a massive issue, if it wasn’t already.

“We have to be really careful with the cops, because if it wasn’t for the cops we would be living in the Wild, Wild West in our neighborhoods. We can’t pick out certain incidentals that don’t go our way and act like the cops are all bad. Do you know how bad some of these neighborhoods would be without the cops?”

Perhaps most shocking of all was Barkley’s statement about the people protesting in Ferguson. Barkley said:

“They aren’t real black people. They are all scumbags. There is no excuse for people to be out there burning down people’s businesses, burning down police cars.”

You can listen to Barkley’s full interview below: