BARKLEY: Obviously I feel sorry that young kid got killed but just judging by the evidence, I don't think that guy should have went to jail the rest of his life. Something happened bad that night, obviously.
BARTIROMO: I like what the juror said, they both should have walked away. And if there is a shadow of a doubt, there is a shadow of a doubt.
BARKLEY: And let me tell you, Mr. Zimmerman was wrong to pursue -- he was racial profiling. I think Trayvon Martin, God rest his soul, I think he did flip the switch and started beating the hell out of Mr. Zimmerman. But it was just a bad situation. And like I said, the main thing I feel bad for, it gives every black and white person who is racist a platform to vent their ignorance.
That's the thing that bothers me the most because I watched this trial closely and I watch all these people are television talking about it. A lot of people have a hidden agenda. You know, they want their racist views, whether they are white or black --
BARTIROMO: The bias comes out.
BARKLEY: The bias, it definitely comes out. It was a bad situation, we all lost. And I feel bad for his parents. You don't ever want to see anybody lose a kid. (CNBC Closing Bell, July 18, 2013)
they both should have walked away.
How about all these black thugs quit being black thugs and then we'll stop profiling and stereotyping
The vast majority here in the other thread agreed with everything Barkley said and thought he hit the nail on the head.
I wish people would shut up claiming he racially profiled. Maybe he did and maybe he didn't, but people profile for an effin reason. How about all these black thugs quit being black thugs and then we'll stop profiling and stereotyping. Stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason. Quit thugging and we'll quit seeing you as thugs.
I'm not so sure about that. There doesn't seem to be much empathy for the Martins on this board IMO.