Matt Barnes is out here doing some amazing things #Roommates! The Ex-NBA player announced that he would be launching a scholarship fund for Stephon Clark’s two sons to make sure that they can afford to go to college.
According to the Huff Post, Matt spoke at a rally in Sacramento on Saturday. He talked about his fears of being a father with two boys, while holding Stephon’s son in his arms.
“I have two 9-year-old boys, just like this and I fear for them. I fear for the streets and now I’ve got to fear for the cops,” Barnes said, according to Mercury News. “How do we explain to our kids that because of the color of your skin people aren’t going to like you? That’s not fair, but that’s what we have to explain to our kids every day.
“So like what we’ve been talking about today, we didn’t want to lose sight of why we’re here,” he continued. “Thank you to everybody who came out and kept it peaceful. We’re going to get some accountability for the stuff that continues to go on and we’re doing it for the kids right here. I’m in the process of starting a Clark Boy scholarship fund to make sure these boys go to college. Like I mentioned earlier, this isn’t a Sacramento problem this is a nationwide problem.”
Barnes said he first heard about the tragic death of Stephon from one of his two 9-year-old sons. Apparently his son asked him if police were wrong for what they did Stephon.
“I had to pause for a second because the emotion of me wanted to say yes, but at the same time cops aren’t bad, one cop doesn’t make every one bad,” Barnes said.