TNT Approves Charles Barkley To Host His Own ‘Race Card’ Discussion Series
I wonder how this discussion came about.
TNT Executives: “Let’s give the people what they wanna hear. Charles Barkley discussing race relations in America”
TNT Employees: “Hell yeah, people love Charles’ opinion. It can’t fail.”
**Hi-fives across the room**
Former NBA superstar and current TNT sports analyst Charles Barkley is set to get his own discussion series on race relations in America called the ‘Race Card’. If they wanted a person who didn’t care about what came out of their mouth, I guess Barkley was that guy.
“TNT has greenlighted The Race Card, a six-episode series from NBA analyst and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley that will examine the deep political divisions in American culture. Set to premiere in early 2017 and coming after the conclusion of a bitter election year, the show will feature Barkley embarking on a personal journey to understand why the country is so divided.
Decrying partisan politics and entrenched corporate interests, the show aims to “bust up the echo-chamber mentality,” each week taking a look at the hardened positions around the day’s hot-button issues, with an emphasis on America’s racial divide. Barkley will tap varied points of view from tastemakers and cultural leaders, with the intent being to challenge and test deeply held beliefs taken as fact, with Barkley even trying the positions on himself before reaching his own conclusions.
“We as Americans never discuss the issue of race in this country, and how it impacts everything in our lives, until something bad happens,” Barkley said about the show. “I see this project as a way to talk about race, class and cultural differences and challenge everyone’s status quo.””
I’ll give it one episode before Barkley offends 85% of the nation and he won’t care one bit.