Friday, May 7, 2010
Former NBA basketball star Charles Barkley hasspoken out against the Arizona immigration law:
"As a black person, I’m always against any form of discrimination or racial profiling. I really respect Adrian Gonzalez for coming out and saying something. I didn’t realize that in the major leagues there’s 30 percent Hispanic players, and in the minor leagues it’s like 50. Those are some daunting numbers. … Living in Arizona, I’m disappointed that we came up with the law. … I’m very disappointed in John McCain. He used to be somebody I really admired and respected. … [M]ost of those immigrants here are busting their hump, doing a great job, and to go after them every couple years because you want to raise hell doing something to get re-elected, that’s disrespectful and disgusting."