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Athletes Should Not Promote Stereotypes

March 21, 1992

I have often laughed at the antics of Charles Barkley and took him as someone not to be taken seriously. But after the article of March 10, I had to comment.

We, as black Americans, are very aware of the racism in our society, and I'm sure there is a lot in the athletic world.

But for an idiot such as Charles Barkley to continue to speak out about it in the manner he has is a total disgrace. It is well known that Barkley has often spoken disrespectfully about black women and he showed his feelings by marrying a white woman.

Stick to basketball and keep your mouth shut.

MRS. C.E. JONES

Los Angeles

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