TNT knows exactly what it's doing. Let's give an unscripted talk series about race relations to the one black guy who knows nothing about it and is always on the wrong side when it comes to black race relations.
Yup, I'm talking about Charles Barkley.
In the six-episode series The Race Card, Barkley will travel around the world to “bust up the echo chamber mentality that so often has people retreating to corners of the like-minded, where views are reinforced and ideas are distorted into angry, unexamined groupthink conclusions.”
That sounds like a lot of mumbo jumbo, when they could easily have said, "Charles Barkley will travel around the globe to explain why all lives matter."
About the show, Barkley said: “We as Americans never discuss the issue of race in this country and how it impacts everything in our lives until something bad happens. I see this project as a way to talk about race, class and cultural differences and challenge everyone’s status quo."
Oh, Mr. Barkley, just because you're not discussing it doesn't mean other people aren't.
The show's synopsis goes on to state that Barkley "will seek out the sharpest and most varied viewpoints from today’s cultural leaders and tastemakers. He will then challenge and probe those ideas, even trying them out on himself.”
Oh, this is going to be hilarious. TNT is trolling race relations with Charles Barkley.