Dez Bryant Says Black People Are The Reason They Are Unsuccessful, Not White People In Instagram Post
Dez Bryant apparently had to get some stuff off his chest.
On Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver took to Instagram to give his thoughts on race relations in America and explained that the reason black people are unsuccessful is not because of white people, but because other black people are holding them back.
Former Broncos tight end and current FS1 host on Undisputed Shannon Sharpe had this response to Bryant’s comments.
Via Fox Sports
“I think Dez’s heart was in a good place, but because he hasn’t read up enough on the race relationship and the history of racism in America, it came out totally wrong. Let me take it piece by piece, if I can, Skip. First of all he says he saw a person quote Charles Barkley.
“I’m going to say this. I have the utmost respect for Charles Barkley, he was a heck of a ballplayer. … When it comes to basketball, please quote Charles Barkley. But when it comes to race in America? Please don’t quote Charles Barkley.
“What is happening, Dez, when you say personal accountability — OK, so I’m supposed to hold me accountable for slavery? What about reconstruction? What about the Jim Crow South? What about segregation? What about the violation of my civil rights and my voting rights?
“So who do I hold accountable for that?”