Charles Barkley has a message for his fellow black Americans as a wave of racially charged protests sweep the country.
During an interview with ESPN Radio Tuesday, the former NBA star said "there's a lot of blame to go around" for blacks being killed at the hands of white police officers, adding that "we as black people, we've got to do better."
"The cops have made some mistakes. Black people have made some mistakes," Barkley said, later adding, "That don't give us the right to riot and shoot cops. We need the cops, especially in the black community. We as black people, we've got to do better."
"We never get mad when black people kill each other, which ... always has bothered me," Barkley continued, later adding, "... if you want respect, you have to give each other respect. You can't demand respect from white people and the cops if we don't respect each other."
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