"It's always racial"

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Photo courtesy Sony Pictures

Photo courtesy Sony Pictures

Jamie Foxx: ‘Every single thing in my life is built around race’

NY Daily News: Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx, snubbed this week during the Golden Globe  nominations for his leading role in the upcoming slavery-era revenge fantasy “Django Unchained” says “every single thing in my life is built around race.”
“Django Unchained,” directed by Quentin Tarantino, features Foxx as a freed  gun-toting slave on a revenge mission to hunt the men who sold his wife (played  by Kerry Washington) to an evil slave owner (played by Leonardo DiCaprio). The movie, scheduled to open Christmas Day, is already generating controversy for its indelicate, and at times campy, treatment of slavery, as well as the amount of times the N word is used (by some counts, the word is used more than 100 times throughout the film).
In an interview in the December-January issue of Vibe, Foxx discussed how race plays into his job as an actor and how the movie is likely to be perceived among different racial  communities.
“When I get home my other homies are like how was your day? Well, I only had  to be white for at least eight hours today (or) I only had to be white for four  hours,” Foxx told Vibe. “Everything we do is that. When you’re talking about the  script, of course it’s going to be controversy,” he added.
Foxx says he’s anticipating some pretty sharp reactions to the movie,  especially from the black community. “As black folks we’re always sensitive,” Foxx said. “As a black person it’s always racial. 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—-. Y’all didn’t know black  people was coming. What’s with all this white s—? By the same token, if there  is fried chicken and watermelon I’ll say ain’t this a b—-? So, no matter what  we do as black people it’s always gonna be that. Every single thing in my life  is built around race. I don’t necessarily speak it because you can’t.”
The movie, conceptually at least, is not unlike Tarantino’s last revenge  fantasy, “Inglourious Basterds,” in which a group of Jewish American soldiers  hunt down Nazis. But Foxx is certain “Django Unchained” will be received  differently.
“I told (Tarantino), black people watch a movie different than white folks.  When you watch (‘Inglourious Basterds’), Jewish people have a more quiet  response. [WHISPERS]’I can’t believe they did that.’ When black people don’t  like something it’s like: [LOUDER]’Ay dawg, why Olivia Pope went down like that.  That s— is f—– up.’
“Because there’s certain things that we watch as black people that if we don’t agree with it, we not only turn off the movie but we turn off that person,” Foxx added. “When we feel like the character was compromised by the white establishment.”
But despite the controversy, Foxx maintained that it’s important for  Hollywood to continue to make movies about slavery. “Every two, three years there is a movie about the Holocaust because they want you to remember and they want you to be reminded of what it was,” Foxx  said. “When was the last time you seen a movie about slavery?”
Well I guess he should make it all about race. After all, about this movie he says, “I get to kill all the white people in this movie! How great is that?”
Imagine living your life focused on your race or gender? How utterly miserable one would be in seeing your life through just one prism? I doubt MLK, Jr. would approve.

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0 responses to “"It's always racial"

  1. thats another movie I will not be watching.

  2. “As black folks we’re always sensitive. As a black person it’s always racial. Every single thing in my life is built around race.
    Who’s the racist now? Well, at least now we know why blacks see racism and racists everywhere, and are quick to demonize any black, e.g., Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who doesn’t follow the script, but instead insists on being regarded as an individual, not as just a member of a race.
    Jamie Foxx, 45, never married, is also a member of the Down Low club:

    • Hence his devotion to his “Lord and savior”. Obama will always have his back because of their mutual “Tastes” for the same sex! DISGUSTING!!

  3. He should spend all his time being black and see where that gets him!

  4. When are “WE, the People…” going to realize that this is the ONLY Nation in the entire world that has NO “people” inhabiting it?
    There is no such “thing” as an “American” in today’s U.S. “society!”
    If there is…tell me who it is!
    Check out your “census” forms, “applications” (for anything)…there is NO PLACE, NO OPTION, for you or anyone else, to identify themselves as an “AMERICAN!”
    “IF” you are “born” in any other Country…you are considered to be of “that” Country, such as: France…”French”; Japan…”Japanese”; Germany…”German”; etc.!
    “IF” you are “born” in America…you are considered to be American-Indian, Mexican-American, African-American, etc.!!!
    SO…YEAH! In this country, IT REALLY IS…ALL ABOUT “RACE!”
    “WE, the People…” have turned our backs on God. What do you expect?

  5. It’s always racial? Naw, sometime it’s just obnoxious. (Just the human condition.)

  6. White people need to take Foxx’s advice and not only turn off his work but turn him off permanently. How far would this decadent racist get in life if he got no support from Whites? The theater will probably be filled with Obummer supporting Whites surrounded by blacks who hate their guts. Have Whites totally lost their sense of pride? This man (?) insults them and does everything but spit in their face and they still go to his movies. What a bunch of sorry a$$es we have become.

  7. This (expletive deleted) is a textbook definition of “Racism”!

  8. How about a movie documenting the plight of black, African slaves in the Muslim Middle East for TWELVE HUNDRED YEARS?!?!

  9. winston, It’s still going on in some places yet all we hear about slavery here.
    Not for nothing , but I just wish they would tell the whole story.
    1) One African tribe captures another.
    2) Sells to Arabs.
    3) Ships to America
    4) We were end user


    • Actually it’s more like this:
      1) One African tribe captures/kidnaps members of other African tribes.
      2) Those African tribes sell slaves to Arab Muslims from the SEVENTH CENTURY till the NINETEENTH
      3) The same African tribes sell to Americans beginning in the seventeenth century
      4) We were a somewhat minor Johnny-come-lately
      Kind’a makes the concept of “Black Muslims” an oxymoron or the Stockholm Syndrome gone bonkers.

  10. I’ll never watch another movie that he appears in.


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