charles barkley, ncaa tournament HOUSTON, TEXAS – APRIL 04: Former NBA player and commentator Charles Barkley looks on prior to the 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four National Championship game between the Villanova Wildcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Earlier this year, TNT announced it was greenlighting a six-episode series called “The Race Card” hosted by Charles Barkley. The show will not be about sports, but will be about social issues and examine the hot button topics that are on Chuckster’s mind.

TNT has released a new video of Barkley giving you the show’s mission statement.

When asked by someone off camera, Barkley said race was the biggest issue for him in his entire life and he wanted to hold a conversation on the topic. One of his interesting takes, “Hollywood does an awful job. If you’re a Muslim, you know you’re going to be portrayed negatively.”

Barkley adds, “I just want to give people a seat at the table and give an honest opinion, but nobody’s an expert.”

The show will premiere in early 2017.

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He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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