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    'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains why

    Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains why he is sensitive about being African American | Mail Online

    'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains why he is sensitive about being African American

    Jamie Foxx has revealed that he finds himself facing racial challenges in everyday situations of his life.

    The African American actor explained during an interview with Vibe magazine that he is always sensitive about his skin colour.

    Jamie, 45, admitted that 'Every single thing in my life is built around race'.

    He told Vibemagazine: 'Cause as black folks we're always sensitive. As a black person it's always racial.

    Super stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Jamie spoke to Vibe magazine
    'I come into this place to do a photo shoot and they got Ritz crackers and cheese.

    'I'll be like, ain't this a b***h. Y'all didn't know black people was coming.'

    In the same vein he explained that if he turned up to the photo shoot and there was fried chicken and watermelon, he would also be annoyed at the stereotype.
    Jamie also admitted that he feels that he must act and talk in a certain way around white people and in his day-to-day job as an actor.
    And there you have it. The leftwing hero is a bonafide modern day racist.
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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Yeah, sounds like it..... but it STILL looks like a totally bad-ass movie and I'm STILL going to see it.

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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Yeah, sounds like it..... but it STILL looks like a totally bad-ass movie and I'm STILL going to see it.
    That's beside the point, we had a thread here recently about him, but I couldn't find it.
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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Yeah, sounds like it..... but it STILL looks like a totally bad-ass movie and I'm STILL going to see it.
    I'm a big Tarantino fan, I really can't wait to see it!
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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

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    Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains why he is sensitive about being African American | Mail Online

    'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains why he is sensitive about being African American



    And there you have it. The leftwing hero is a bonafide modern day racist.
    I don't think that he's racist. Rather, I think that he is hypersensitive to how others see him in regards to race.

    Remember, he's an actor, and while individual actors, directors, and producers may be racially enlightened, Hollywood as a whole still has problems in regards to race.

    Especially when minority actors can get only certain kinds of roles, not necessarily because of the prejudices of Hollywood but rather the prejudices Hollywood thinks the rest of the country still has.

    So no, I don't think he's racist at all.
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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I don't think that he's racist. Rather, I think that he is hypersensitive to how others see him in regards to race.

    Remember, he's an actor, and while individual actors, directors, and producers may be racially enlightened, Hollywood as a whole still has problems in regards to race.

    Especially when minority actors can get only certain kinds of roles, not necessarily because of the prejudices of Hollywood but rather the prejudices Hollywood thinks the rest of the country still has.

    So no, I don't think he's racist at all.
    It's doubtful you'd let a white person be that sensitive. If you wouldn't, then he's racist.
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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    We all adapt ourselves to situations--church, school, work, Court--to meet societal expectations as to what is appropriate. I suppose for him he feels it is because of his race that he has to do it.

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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains why he is sensitive about being African American | Mail Online

    'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains why he is sensitive about being African American



    And there you have it. The leftwing hero is a bonafide modern day racist.
    At least he understands the hypocrisy of his own feelings on it, and he's willing to acknowledge it publicly.

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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It's doubtful you'd let a white person be that sensitive. If you wouldn't, then he's racist.
    Not it isn't. I don't think anybody should be forced into a stereotype.
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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    How is what he said racist? He is not putting any races down or saying that African-Americans are a superior race. We need to remember that racism is a system, it's a system where people are oppressed due to their racial/ethnic identity. None of what Foxx said was racist.
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