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A spat has broken out over the hit anti-white horror movie Get Out, which I reviewed in Taki’s Magazine. From the NYT:

‘Get Out’ Star Responds to Samuel L. Jackson’s Race Comments

By CHRISTOPHER D. SHEA

MARCH 14, 2017

Black, British and Defending His Role:

Jordan Peele hit box office gold with his film “Get Out,” but his British lead actor, Daniel Kaluuya, has had to defend his casting after it was challenged by Samuel L. Jackson.

LONDON — Daniel Kaluuya, the star of the satirical horror movie “Get Out,” this week countered Samuel L. Jackson’s comments that he would have preferred to see a black American actor in the movie’s lead role.

Actually, Samuel L. Jackson didn’t make “race comments,” he made “nationality comments,” saying:

“I tend to wonder what that movie would have been with an American brother who really feels that,” he said. “Daniel [Kaluuya, who stars in "Get Out" as an African-American photographer] grew up in a country where they’ve been interracial dating for 100 years. What would a brother from America have made of that role? Some things are universal but [not everything is].”

Kaluuya is a creepy-looking Eastern African (his parents were from Uganda), and he hasn’t shown much personality in either of the two movies I’ve seen in him. Everybody who likes Get Out liked Kaluuya’s fat friend, played by the African-American comedian Lil Rel Howery, better than they liked him.

This is not to say that Kaluuya and his witch-doctor looks were miscast. Get Out is an effective film and writer-director Jordan Peele is a bright guy, so he likely knew what he was doing in casting Kaluuya, although the reasons for Peele’s decision are likely unmentionable.

Looking at Samuel L. Jackson’s enormous list of 172 movie and TV credits on IMDB, with just under $5 billion in box office, it took even Jackson, a guy seemingly born to be a movie actor, a long time to work his way up. I was vaguely aware of him in the late 1980s, but I don’t recall him making a big splash until, maybe, Spike Lee’s Mo Better Blues in 1990, and, definitely, Jungle Fever in 1991, which was his 25th credit. (He played a crack addict in Jungle Fever immediately after getting out of rehab, so perhaps heroin and cocaine were what had been holding him back?)

Jackson became a legend in 1994′s Pulp Fiction, his 47th credit, when he was 45 years old. Presumably, Jackson, a Chattanooga-raised graduate of the HBCU Morehouse College, feels a fair amount of solidarity with other African-American actors (just not enough for the workaholic Jackson to pass up a role for a brother).

Listening to Meryl Streep rant about Trump: Mel trying to be thoughtful, Vince staring daggers

Jackson’s notion that Americans would, on the whole, be better at playing Americans than British Commonwealthers are was illustrated in Mel Gibson’s recent U.S. Army movie Hacksaw Ridge. Gibson has very good reasons to shoot his film away from Hollywood in Australia with a mostly British or Australian white cast. Nonetheless, despite the competence of the actors at impersonating Americans, the one American in the cast, Vince Vaughn, stood out.

The NYT continues:

“Get Out” stars Mr. Kaluuya, who is black and British, as a young African-American man who visits his girlfriend’s family and quickly discovers that their antipathy toward black people extends beyond subtle jabs. “I love all my black brothers and sisters worldwide, and that’s my position,” Mr. Kaluuya told the BBC in an interview, which was partially published online on Tuesday.

The point is to be Anti-White. Squabbling over which nationality you are distracts from the important issue: Anti-Whiteness.

“I’ve lost out on a lot of roles because I’m black,” he added.

So you are the Real Victim.

In an interview with GQ that was published online on Monday, Mr. Kaluuya praised Mr. Jackson — “he has done a lot so that we can do what we can do” — but found fault with his critique. “When I’m around black people I’m made to feel ‘other’ because I’m dark-skinned,” Mr. Kaluuya said. “I’ve had to wrestle with that, with people going ‘You’re too black.’”

“Then I come to America and they say, ‘You’re not black enough,’” he continued. “I go to Uganda, I can’t speak the language. In India, I’m black. In the black community, I’m dark-skinned. In America, I’m British. Bro!” …

With his comments, Mr. Jackson stepped into a growing debate in Britain about the lack of opportunities for minority actors in British movies and television. Prominent British actors including Naomie Harris, Idris Elba and David Oyelowo have all publicly addressed the issue.

Who can forget the recent Guardian headline: “Riz Ahmed Warns Lack of Diversity on TV Will Drive Young to ISIS”?

In his interview with GQ, Mr. Kaluuya seemed to rebut Mr. Jackson’s comments about the black experience in Britain being less fraught than that in the United States. “Police would round up all these black people, get them in the back of a van, and wrap them in blankets so their bruises wouldn’t show when they beat them,” he said, citing riots in London that have pitted black citizens against the police.

The Great Undocumented Shopping Epidemic of 2011.

“It’s not in the mainstream media. Those stories aren’t out there like that,” he said, adding, “I just want to tell black stories.”

But, like Riz Ahmed, if the Star Wars folks are interested, I am available through 2031.

Over the weekend, the writer and director of “Get Out,” Jordan Peele, made history as the first black moviemaker to earn $100 million with a debut film. “Get Out” will be released in the United Kingdom on Friday.

 
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  1. I don’t know what Keluuya looks like and can’t be bothered to Bing it, but I will say that Delroy Lindo (a Black Jamaican via England) plays Samuel L Jackson roles better than Jackson himself does and should’ve gotten most of them.

    British actors always have a leg up because acting is taught there as a craft for the stage (as opposed to the US way of discovering “raw talent” at rigged auditions a la Mulholland Drive).

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  2. Same rule applies to the theatre. The best America play I’ve seen in Britain has been the Glass Menagerie because the lead, Cherry Jones, is an American.

    I’ve noticed in theatreland that whenever Americans play their own roles they really stand out. Whereas the British actors, albeit classically trained, have to split their efforts in the “accent switch.”

    Incidentally I think it’s generally easier for theatre actors (don’t know if the same applies on the small & silver screen) to put on posh British accents because of Shakespeare’s influence. Whereas with the American accent it can be quite hard to get the nuances right.

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  3. anonymous says:

    Somewhat analogous to feminist demands that tastes be reengineered to make themselves queen of the hill. Kaluuya and Jackson are both pretty unappealing to look at yet are pushed upon us as some must-see actors. In the recent Kong movie Jackson is cast as a super-patriotic, highly decorated Vietnam war officer which is pretty much the opposite of the real-life Jackson. Seeing these people constantly put before us is just a big f-you to all of us. Tired of being insulted yet?

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    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    I got tired of it decades ago. I hope we're getting close to the time when all of us who are tired of it will stand up and shout, "We're sick and tired of it and we're not going to take it any longer!"
  4. Lurker says:

    “Get Out” will be released in the United Kingdom on Friday.

    Well I won’t be watching. I’ll certainly never pay to to see it.

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  5. It’s interesting digging into the background of some of these Black British stars.

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, educated at the elite Dulwich College – the same as Nigel Farage!

    Carmen Ejogo – Kensington-born, Brompton Oratory educated (same place as Tony Blair and other elites kids)

    Zawe Ashton – Granddaughter of Ugandan president.

    Daniel Kaluuya, from St Aloysius College, Highgate, a high school where actors like Peter Sellers and Michael Gambon attended.

    Most Black British stars are from the African elite. They are not from the majority black demographic (West Indian), who have longer roots in the U.K. Yet they claim diversity points.

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  6. Question. Sorry if I am a slow learner here,but you said that Peele picked Kaluuya for reasons “unmentionable”. Can you mention them?
    PS:This trash has legs. Sad.

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    • Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy
    I think the "unmentionable" is that Peele intentionally picked the dark-skinned strange-looking Kaluuya to provoke the most visceral reaction possible in white audiences, and also as a biggest middle finger possible to those who don't favor BM-WW pairings. A lighter-skinned attractive black actor cast in the role wouldn't have had the same result.
  7. Clyde says:

    Samuel L. Jackson is one big loudmouth but does have hi-IQ.
    Factoid- he got quarter of a million settlement from the NYC subway system when a closing door messed up his foot. Hmmm….looks like half a million in 1988. Big score for a struggling actor. Would have been cool to have him waiting on my table/

    Samuel L. Jackson awarded $540,000 after being dragged by …
    connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/9606040184/samuel-l-jackson…
    … articles and other content including Samuel L. Jackson awarded $540,000 … dragged by a New York subway train. Jackson best known for his … System. An Overview …

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  8. Riz Ahmed had an interesting line about the opposite worlds of the UK and the US re: minorities and media.

    He says the reality of the UK is multicultural and integrated, but its representation on TV and film is all lily-white and Downton Abbey, while the reality of the US is segregated, but its Hollywood representation is integrated.

    So that’s why minorities in the UK (and Europe) flock to the US for jobs in film.

    Do you see a difference between U.S. and U.K. productions in their willingness to deal with race?

    The irony to me is that cities like London are less segregated than American cities like Chicago or New York, because after World War II, we were all mixed together in housing projects. But it feels strange to me that the image the U.K. productions sell is a lily-white period drama. I see fewer mixed-race couples walking down the street in America, yet the image you sell is black and white characters fighting together side by side. It’s interesting to me that both societies are in denial of their reality.

    Have you found more opportunities as an actor of color in the U.S.?

    The multiculturalism of Britain is one of our greatest strengths in music, literature, and visual art, but the TV and film industry doesn’t tap into the multicultural talent pool in the U.K. as much as they do in the U.S. So, much of my work has come from America in the last five years.

    http://www.vulture.com/2016/07/riz-ahmed-night-of-diversity-on-tv-in-the-us-v-uk.html

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    • Replies: @Ed
    in Britain the troublesome groups aren't as repellant to decent people as underclass Black Americans. You really are consigning your family to a less than stellar fate for at least a generation if you mix too much with underclass blacks.

    Look what happened to the white guy in Brooklyn that offered to buy some broke black men some chicken? He got bashed.
    Meanwhile others either rifled through his pockets or stepped over him as he lay prostrate on the ground.

    There are stories of Bhutan refugees in Rochester being target of blacks & they want out. Everyone gets the message that for the most part black Americans are to be avoided if one can do so.
  9. I recently watched John Le Carré’s The Night Manager, produced for the BBC. It was diverting, and it could probably only be faulted for the silly ending (perhaps, also, for overestimating the skinny lobsterback’s magnetism on the ladies). But one performance in the show was bothersome, that of the African American CIA fellow. He spoke in a deliberate and almost sinister way that really proved to be annoying. As it happens, the actor who played the role was a British citizen. This incident, in tandem with the effect of Henry Cavill’s lame attempt at an American accent, is diminishing my patience with British actors (I don’t think Gielgud ever tried out a Kentucky twang). Sam Jackson sounds about right on this issue. These gindrinkers need to be stopped.

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  10. One of the funnier experiences of my days in NYC was watching a young, white South African lady refer to a local as a black American, which got her the big “Excuse Me!” followed by instructions to refer to her as an African American. The response of this intrepid (I won’t say brave because it was in a deli in the fincial district) South African was along the lines of, “Yeah, I’m more African than you.”

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  11. dearieme says:

    “riots in London that have pitted black citizens against the police”: those naughty riots.

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    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    “riots in London that have pitted black citizens against the police”: those naughty riots.
     
    And in London, they should be "subjects", not "citizens". Those naughty editors!
  12. MikeTB says:

    I enjoy watching SLJ being used by the credit card companies to dupe none-the-wiser blacks into choosing crippling debt for a lifestyle. His pitch may as well be him just standing there holding a 40 of malt liquor in one hand and a pair of Air Jordans in the other. Just a swipe away, brother!

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  13. Anon says:

    “Get Out” stars Mr. Kaluuya, who is black and British, as a young African-American man

    Is it just me, or is this an echo of Canticles: I am black, but beautiful, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Cedar, as the curtains of Solomon? (1:4)

    One wouldn’t figure an NYT critic as much of a Bible reader, but stranger things have been known to happen.

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  14. Tiny Duck says:

    Demographic and cultural changes are coming whether you like it or not.

    Get used to it

    I know you alt right types don’t have kids (seeing as how you cannot attract women) so whats it to you?

    Just get out of the way and let the good people create and thrive

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    TD, Damn, you caught us. We are all contemplative monks who are sequestered in our Monasteries reading Steve. Not a father among us. I'll go say a Rosary to atone for my sins.
  15. countenance says: • Website

    To prove that black Americans are as interested in nationality as much as they are race, when black Americans complain about the lack of blacks in MLB, they are not mollified by the presence of black or mulatto Spanish language native Caribbeans or Latinos. They mean black Americans.

    If Yasiel Puig’s distant ancestors were dropped off the slave ship in Virginia instead of Havana, he would be named Darnell Richardson, and be lauded as an example of blacks in MLB.

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    • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
    Which of course is why the idea that the East African/white Obama was a "black" President was such a transparent hoax. He has less in common genetically or culturally with African Americans than your average Dominican, Cuban or Haitian. Yet African Americans (and whites) seemed desperate to believe it.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    when black Americans complain about the lack of blacks in MLB, they are not mollified by the presence of black or mulatto Spanish language native Caribbeans or Latinos.
     
    "Cuban" was a loophole that got a few "high-yaller" mulattos into the big leagues in the pre-Jackie days. I imagine it was resented somewhat.
  16. Tiny Duck says:

    Oh and Wilders just got punked last night.

    Looks like people don’t much like racism! Especially white girls!

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  17. King Baeksu says: • Website

    Kaluuya’s performance in “Get Out” was so flat, dull and blank that I assumed he’d already been body-snatched in his very first scene.

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  18. @countenance
    To prove that black Americans are as interested in nationality as much as they are race, when black Americans complain about the lack of blacks in MLB, they are not mollified by the presence of black or mulatto Spanish language native Caribbeans or Latinos. They mean black Americans.

    If Yasiel Puig's distant ancestors were dropped off the slave ship in Virginia instead of Havana, he would be named Darnell Richardson, and be lauded as an example of blacks in MLB.

    Which of course is why the idea that the East African/white Obama was a “black” President was such a transparent hoax. He has less in common genetically or culturally with African Americans than your average Dominican, Cuban or Haitian. Yet African Americans (and whites) seemed desperate to believe it.

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    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    Cut the man a little slack. His wife is black, his children are black.
  19. Blacks are like feminists…whine, whine, whine. Enough already, nobody cares but you.

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  20. carol says:

    Just technically speaking, the truly black are hard to light. In night scenes they disappear.

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  21. @Peter Akuleyev
    Which of course is why the idea that the East African/white Obama was a "black" President was such a transparent hoax. He has less in common genetically or culturally with African Americans than your average Dominican, Cuban or Haitian. Yet African Americans (and whites) seemed desperate to believe it.

    Cut the man a little slack. His wife is black, his children are black.

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    • Replies: @Ed
    I've always argued this is a major reason why he won. If he had married anyone else Black women would have been cool towards him.

    It's also why I think bachelor Booker has no shot at all. Black women will wonder why an attractive guy pushing 50 hasn't picked up an intelligent black women by now
  22. Mr. Anon says:

    Jackson’s notion that Americans would, on the whole, be better at playing Americans than British Commonwealthers are was illustrated in Mel Gibson’s recent U.S. Army movie Hacksaw Ridge. Gibson has very good reasons to shoot his film away from Hollywood in Australia with a mostly British or Australian white cast.

    A lot of directors and/or casting-directors have made that same choice – when it comes to making movies about Americans in WWII, they liberally draw from non-American anglo-sphere countries. Unbroken did. So did Band of Brothers. And from what I’ve seen, american actors generally aren’t that convincing playing 1940s Americans. The English, Scottish, Irish, and Australians do a better job of it.

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  23. Speaking of a “creepy-looking Eastern African,” we’ve finally gotten around to watching The Wire. Very interesting series, but one of the main characters, Lt. Daniels. played by Lance Reddick, is so odd looking that it jars me. He actually is an African American, born in Baltimore no less, but he has the weird elongated, lanky look that you just don’t see on African Americans. He looks like a scary witch doctor.

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    • Replies: @RonaldB
    Actually, Lance Reddick was perfect for the role. The Wire was perhaps the best series on TV. By the way, Reddick basically reprised his Wire role in other series, such as Bosch.

    But, for the most part, when blacks are portrayed as top scientists, computer geniuses, and captains of industry, it turns off the whole performance for me. Most of the time, they obviously have no idea about what they're saying, and they're filling an affirmative-action slot.
    , @Mr. Blank

    He looks like a scary witch doctor.
     
    You're not the only one who noticed. He later played one, to great effect, in "American Horror Story."
    , @Clyde

    we’ve finally gotten around to watching The Wire
     
    I never watched more than two minutes of that "gritty" "true to life" urban sludge. It exuded phony baloneyness. I skipped Breaking Bad for years then caved in and binge watched and caught up with it/ The best series ever based on drugs (poison) commerce and capitalism. So much dark humor and laughs same as Ray Donovan.
  24. “When I’m around black people I’m made to feel ‘other’ because I’m dark-skinned,” Mr. Kaluuya said. “I’ve had to wrestle with that, with people going ‘You’re too black.’”

    “Then I come to America and they say, ‘You’re not black enough,’” he continued. “I go to Uganda, I can’t speak the language. In India, I’m black. In the black community, I’m dark-skinned. In America, I’m British. Bro!” …
    - – – – – – – – – -
    Poor Mr. Kaluuya. He’s a victim of intersectionality.

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  25. Zoodles says:

    I wonder if Afro-Americans realise that below replacement African-American fertility + mass migration from africa is going to dilute and fragment the African-American identity?

    Its only a matter of time before black immigrants begin writing about “hegemonic blackness” and complaining that African-Americans are cultural imperialists or something.

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  26. Um, someone needs to remind all minorities: put up your own money, and you can write, direct, produce, and cast your cinematic genius to the world.

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  27. Whacked says:

    Samuel L Jackson was in Goodfellas (1990) for a few seconds – murdered by Joe Pesci.

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  28. charlie says:

    Witch doctor? Creepy? I don’t know he looks pretty normal to me.

    Here are two interesting quotes:

    “GLADWELL: Well, yeah, there is something . . . well, I hesitate to say under-theorized, but there is something under-theorized about the differences between West Indian and American black culture, the psychological difference between what it means to come from those two places. I think only when you look very closely at that difference do you understand the heavy weight that particular American heritage places on African-Americans. What’s funny about West Indians is, they can always spot another West Indian. And at a certain point you wonder, “How do they always know?” It’s because after a while you get good at spotting the absence of that weight.”

    https://medium.com/conversations-with-tyler/malcolm-gladwell-podcast-outliers-tyler-cowen-3abdf99068ee#.5ltd9m7kg

    “While Jackson later clarified he had not intended to ‘slam’ British actors, but was simply noting the ‘interesting way’ Hollywood works, David then added it is this notion of historical understanding that often makes British stars more suitable.

    He explained that black Brits can disregard any preconceptions or previous knowledge of the situation in front of them, and simply play the role in the script – making for a more authentic and original portrayal.

    He said: ‘Perhaps it’s precisely because we are not real American brothers that we black British performers have the ability to unshackle ourselves from the burden of racial realities – and simply play what’s on the page, not what’s in the history books.’

    Daniel himself then spoke out against his claims himself on Tuesday in an interview with GQ. ”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4312056/David-Harewood-blasts-Samuel-L-Jackson-s-Brit-comments.html

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  29. It’s my understanding that underclass blacks often see whites as sort of the Boogie Man.

    If there is to be rising racial animosity and if urban underclass blacks are set to replay the undocumented shopping and barbeque’s of the 1960′s, then I’m all for movies that reinforce black fear of whites.

    Let’s have lots of black protagonists and Freddy Kruger/Jason Vorhees white antagonists. The more the merrier.

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  30. Tom Regan says:

    The Astor Place Riots in 1849 _ which killed 20 people in NYC _ arose from a dispute between theatre audiences as to whether Americans or Brits were better Shakespearean actors.
    In that case, the poor backed the American cause and the rich backed the British cause, and the cops gunned down a protest by the former.

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  31. RonaldB says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Speaking of a "creepy-looking Eastern African," we've finally gotten around to watching The Wire. Very interesting series, but one of the main characters, Lt. Daniels. played by Lance Reddick, is so odd looking that it jars me. He actually is an African American, born in Baltimore no less, but he has the weird elongated, lanky look that you just don't see on African Americans. He looks like a scary witch doctor.

    Actually, Lance Reddick was perfect for the role. The Wire was perhaps the best series on TV. By the way, Reddick basically reprised his Wire role in other series, such as Bosch.

    But, for the most part, when blacks are portrayed as top scientists, computer geniuses, and captains of industry, it turns off the whole performance for me. Most of the time, they obviously have no idea about what they’re saying, and they’re filling an affirmative-action slot.

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    • Replies: @Clyde
    Lance Reddick...never heard of him until now. Now I know that I saw him in Bosch and he did very well and convincing. He has G as in gravitas. The wife they gave him was convincing too. A good actress.
  32. Yak-15 says:

    Samuel L Jackson tried to rob the McDowell’s in Coming to America.

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  33. Jackson has a legitimate beef.

    It was the ancestors of this Daniel Kaluuya who sold Jackson’s ancestors to the people who sold them to the Americans.

    As a consequence, instead of living happily in Africa, Jackson and his forefathers had to grow up in the United States! They were thus denied the opportunity to immigrate to England where they could sit around and bitch about racism all day.

    Oh the humanity!

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  34. Seriously, if I want to see two black guys fight, I’ll just chuck a dollar bill out the window….

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  35. Thea says:

    Kaluuya brings up a good point about globalism. Wherever you go, it is hard to find a sense of community of fitting in.

    It isn’t unique to him and its been a partner American culture in particular for a long time. When an Irish American visits Ireland they aren’t really going home.

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  36. Bill B. says:

    very OT

    I have just realised today that Lotte Lenya the Weimar era club singer of the original “Mac the Knife” was also Col. Klebb in the film From Russia With Love.

    Amazing. Like finding out that Richard Nixon was a back-up singer with the Rolling Stones.

    She gets that Brecht’s words are dark and bitter, unlike most singers.

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  37. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    Related, Kal Penn is unhappy about how he was offered stereotypical Indian roles early in his career.

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  38. Sigh, So Samuel L. Jackson is probably pissed because he didn’t get the lead in “Hamilton.” So later he could pull a ten spot out his wallet, with his portrait on it and say….”What’s in your wallet?” A lot of brothers prefer the line…”Hand over your wallet.”

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  39. e says:

    Steve, Samuel L. Jackson fits my definition of “creepy-looking.” The other, who tops him by far, is Quentin Tarantino. Yikes, creepy-ugly.

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  40. unit472 says:

    It is pitiful that negroes continue to complain about their status in, of all things, the film industry. Movie making is not a capital intensive industry. One of the earliest major film studios, United Artists, was nothing but the desire of two silent era stars, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, to make their own films. They were far from unique. There have been dozens of independent film makers and studios. Don’t like the roles you are offered? Nothing to stop you from raising the money and making your own movie.

    Blacks would have to hire white technical talent but that is simply because blacks don’t care to get into the nuts and bolts of movie making. They want to be ‘The Star” and reap the riches and fame but not put in the time and effort to actually produce and distribute films. That’s the problem in movies and everywhere else. The negro doesn’t like ‘work’.

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    • Replies: @Autochthon
    Quite so. Robert Townsend and Kevin Smith essentially filmed Hollywood Shuffle and Clerks, respectively, with credit cards!
  41. Kaluuya is a creepy-looking Eastern African (his parents were from Uganda), and he hasn’t shown much personality

    This is petty. Kaluuya is a reasonably handsome man. And even people who really are ugly or creepy don’t deserve extra negativity.

    Where Kaluuya is deserving of criticism is this:

    “I love all my black brothers and sisters worldwide, and that’s my position,” Mr. Kaluuya told the BBC in an interview,

    He specifically loves ethnically sub-saharan black people. He is very explicit that the racial ethnic piece is what is important to him.

    There is a culture where a black man can express explicit racial preference and it’s socially culturally acceptable, but a white person could not. Any accusations of hypocrisy are culturally shunned, not based on any logic or morality, but rather a kind of cultural and rhetorical might makes right.

    And then after expressing his racial preference for blacks, goes on to complain about being a victim of racism.

    This crowd should push for ways to fight back in the mass culture.

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  42. OutWest says:

    Why would anyone care about any of this? PR pushes a button and all hop to. Seems a bit pathetic.

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  43. Lot says:

    We now have the first analysis by Circuit court judges in favor of Trump’s immigration EO.

    Specifically, there was a vote of the full Ninth Circuit to reconsider the order upholding the stay, which lost. But five judges filed a public dissent. (2 of the 5 were Jewish for you counters, Alex Kozinski and Sandra Ikuta. Both are Los Angelinos, and Ikuta is married to a Japanese American photographer and took his surname.)

    You can read their opinion in favor of upholding Trump’s first EO here, scroll down to page 4 where it starts.

    http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/general/2017/03/15/17-35105%20en%20banc.pdf

    There are likely other judges who agree with these views, but these five are our MVPs who decided to make their stand public and openly criticize the original 9th Circuit opinion.

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    • Replies: @Abe

    There are likely other judges who agree with these views, but these five are our MVPs who decided to make their stand public and openly criticize the original 9th Circuit opinion.
     
    To extend a mixed Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire metaphor- much as some of us would like to tag Obama as the 2nd coming of Eliogabalus, he strikes me more as Elio's fairly effective cousin/successor Severus Alexander- a decent administrator, especially regarding finances, who nevertheless was very weak when it came to handling external threats. The ambassador of Saudi Arabia just left a meeting with Trump singing his praises (including The Wall and even Trump's attitude towards Islam) because the new President takes the strategic threat of Iran seriously. Obama, on the other hand, thought his entire duty consisted of apologizing to the Islamic World for America's historical sins and then letting them do whatever the hell they wanted (like build nuclear weapons). Because as every college-educated person knows, the natural state of Sunni Arab fanatics and Shia Persian fanatics is blissful, deep ecological-aware peace once Uncle Sam's ugly, neo-colonialist hand isn't in the way.

    More to the point, today's liberal judicial shenanigans remind me of what led to the end of the Roman Republic. In that system the office of Tribune was able to grind the gears of government to a halt by unilaterally vetoing its actions. The fact there were 10 of these Tribunes, who could technically veto each other's veto, did not make things any less dysfunctional. The confusion was eventually sorted out, if not in an entirely clean manner:

    Tiberius Gracchus established a commission to oversee the redistribution of land holdings from the rich to the unlanded urban poor. Even liberal senators were agitated by the proposed changes, fearing their own lands would be confiscated. Senators arranged for other tribunes to oppose the reforms. Tiberius then appealed to the people, and argued that a tribune who opposes the will of the people in favour of the rich is not a true tribune. The senators were left with only one constitutional response – to threaten prosecution after Tiberius's term as a tribune ended. This necessitated Tiberius to stand for a second term. The senators obstructed his re-election. They also gathered an ad hoc force, with several of them personally marching to the Forum, and had Tiberius and some 300 of his supporters clubbed to death.
     

    , @Abe

    There are likely other judges who agree with these views, but these five are our MVPs who decided to make their stand public and openly criticize the original 9th Circuit opinion.
     
    In 2008 we had the Democratic Presidential candidate disavow gay marriage because he felt it too controversial to support openly. Also during that year the people of the largest and bluest of Blue States passed a law against same-sex marriage (then later pass a state constitutional amendment to the same effect).

    And yet here we are in Current Year, with Gay Marriage now officially the 69th item in our Bill of Rights thanks to (in no particular order) leftist judge-shopping by activists, a Supreme Court stacked with party-line voting leftist retard hacks on the one hand, and proceduralist cucks on the other, a state Attorney General who threw a case, and a grandstanding, vainglorious swing vote fool in black. Did I miss anything?

  44. ““I love all my black brothers and sisters worldwide, and that’s my position,” Mr. Kaluuya told the BBC in an interview”

    Interesting how racial identitarianism seems to be acceptable when it’s coming from Africans.

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  45. MNL says:

    I was impressed with Kaluuya in the British TV mini-series, The Fades. I highly recommend it. (7.9 at IMDB).

    In the quotes highlighted here by Steve, I think Kaluuya is simply riding the wave. Really, what should we expect? That a young struggling actor trying to expand his resume would turn down a starring role in a wide release movie (Get Out) just because it panders to the zeitgeist? In the movie (and now in response to Samuel L. Jackson), Kaluuya is just spouting the script that the director (and now the zeitgeist) have given him.

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  46. dsgntd_plyr says: • Website

    related. jordan peele’s frequent comedy partner/best friend keegan michael key is married to a voice coach. i saw an interview where he “joked,” that all day long foreign actors come to his house to learn how to sound american, in order to beat him for roles.

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  47. Felix.. says:

    Steve, white people are done for. The demographics are baked in at this point, just look at the US births statistics, or your own article on the French sickle cells shenanigans. Even with no further immigration, the demographic inertia is already there to seal the fate of whites within just 2 or at most 3 generations. This front in the war has been decided, the major battles have been fought and lost, and all that remains now are enemy mopping-up operations.

    The interesting question going forward is whether they will be successful in siccing the diversity on East Asia. They will have a limited time to try to do this, namely from the time demographics allow them to seize total control of the West and use the West as a battering ram against Asia’s doors, to the time said demographics make the West collapse under its own vibrant dead weight and saps the power of the battering ram. At that point the world will cease to be run according to “Is it good for the___” and will return to a state of affairs where actors act rationally in their own self interests.

    But only if they are not successful in siccing diversity on East Asia and seizing control of that civilization in turn once the West has outlived its usefulness. Now that the end of the West is in sight, they will need East Asia, and that is why that will be the next war. You heard it here first, folks.

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  48. Forbes says:

    Cry me a river–these guys’ (Jackson and Kaluuya) job is being an actor! Reading script lines someone else wrote. Underpaid, back-breaking labor that suffers bleeding hand blisters all the time, no doubt. And Jackson’s criticism is about who’s been dating white girls longer. Glad that’s cleared up.

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    • Agree: Abe
    • Replies: @Abe

    Cry me a river–these guys’...
     
    Agree. With all due respect, Steve, Some pretty thin gruel to be slurpin' on. So Jackson and Kaluuya are beefing in public and that makes Jackson ("my country is more racist than yours!") some kind of ally?

    This sort of turf feud between blacks has nothing to offer us, move on; it's pure territoriality that would be fought out even if whites didn't exist. With apologies to Kendrick Lamar:


    Man down where you from, my n!gg@?
    F@$k who you know, where you from, my n!gg@?
    Where your grandma stay, huh, my n!gg@?
    This Tinsel Town I run, my n!gg@

     

    , @Buffalo Joe
    Forbes, I caught a little of the "Legend of Tarzan" and truly I thought Samuel would take any role for the right money. Movie is unwatchable.
  49. Svigor says:

    “I’ve lost out on a lot of roles because I’m black,” he added.

    He’s probably gotten a lot of roles only because he’s Black, too. Funny how they cast to the part, innit?

    “Then I come to America and they say, ‘You’re not black enough,’” he continued. “I go to Uganda, I can’t speak the language. In India, I’m black. In the black community, I’m dark-skinned. In America, I’m British. Bro!” …

    “My globe-trotting, movie-making life has been quite the burden, let me tell you.”

    “Police would round up all these black people, get them in the back of a van, and wrap them in blankets so their bruises wouldn’t show when they beat them,” he said, citing riots in London that have pitted black citizens against the police.

    “When you riot in England, sometimes the cops rough you up!”

    “It’s not in the mainstream media. Those stories aren’t out there like that,” he said, adding, “I just want to tell black stories.”

    He wants to make movies told from a pro-Black point of view. He should try being interested in movies told from a pro-White point of view some time.

    Well I won’t be watching. I’ll certainly never pay to to see it.

    Same here, but it’s been years since I watched more than a handful of the annual movie biz extrusions.

    Lt. Daniels. played by Lance Reddick, is so odd looking that it jars me.

    I call him Count Chocula.

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  50. Pretty sure white people need the bruise blankets, black people not so much. I’d like to see cops beating more white people, but strangely enough wearing a mask seems to prevent that eventuality.

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  51. The point is to be Anti-White. Squabbling over which nationality you are distracts from the important issue: Anti-Whiteness.

    Ha ha. Sounds like the problem the Second International had in the lead-up to the First World War.

    International socialism united against all capitalists gave way to socialists choosing up sides with their own national governments in the war.

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  52. Mr. Blank says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Speaking of a "creepy-looking Eastern African," we've finally gotten around to watching The Wire. Very interesting series, but one of the main characters, Lt. Daniels. played by Lance Reddick, is so odd looking that it jars me. He actually is an African American, born in Baltimore no less, but he has the weird elongated, lanky look that you just don't see on African Americans. He looks like a scary witch doctor.

    He looks like a scary witch doctor.

    You’re not the only one who noticed. He later played one, to great effect, in “American Horror Story.”

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  53. Mr. Blank says:

    Jackson is on to something. British blacks playing Americans really do have a different “feel.” They seem to lack the undertone of anger and resentment that American blacks have. This can be either a plus or a minus, depending on the material and what the director is going for. I suspect it’s not an accident, though, that the black guy in the new Star Wars movies is a Brit.

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  54. Anon says:

    SELMA has an African-immigrant in the role too.

    And Obama too is black in the African than American sense.

    And Harvard and Ivies dole out more affirmative action to African immigrants(whose ancestors sold slaves) than to black Americans.

    And Minnesota, Ohio, and Maine would rather take in Somali blacks than American blacks(who are gentrified out).

    Maybe the Libs figure that black Americans are too cocky, uppity, and nasty, even to white Libs.

    But African immigrants are more appreciative of living in America, so they can be made to hate ONLY white Cons. White/Jewish Libs can go to them and say, “I’m all for your kind’s immigration to America. We are the good whites. THOSE are the bad whites.” That’s the bargaining chip.

    Because of their long history in the US, black Americans tend to see ALL whites(even Jews) as the enemy, even Lib ones.
    But since black African history in the US is shallower, their outlook will be defined by who-is-for-immigration and who-is-anti-immigration. So, they will think kindly of those who are for more immigration.
    And in this, they will also be different from most black Americans who are not keen on more immigration as they see blackness being eclipsed by browness, yellowness, hinduness, and muslimness. In contrast, black Africans see immigration as THEIR ticket to the West.

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  55. Abe says: • Website
    @Lot
    We now have the first analysis by Circuit court judges in favor of Trump's immigration EO.

    Specifically, there was a vote of the full Ninth Circuit to reconsider the order upholding the stay, which lost. But five judges filed a public dissent. (2 of the 5 were Jewish for you counters, Alex Kozinski and Sandra Ikuta. Both are Los Angelinos, and Ikuta is married to a Japanese American photographer and took his surname.)

    You can read their opinion in favor of upholding Trump's first EO here, scroll down to page 4 where it starts.
    http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/general/2017/03/15/17-35105%20en%20banc.pdf

    There are likely other judges who agree with these views, but these five are our MVPs who decided to make their stand public and openly criticize the original 9th Circuit opinion.

    There are likely other judges who agree with these views, but these five are our MVPs who decided to make their stand public and openly criticize the original 9th Circuit opinion.

    To extend a mixed Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire metaphor- much as some of us would like to tag Obama as the 2nd coming of Eliogabalus, he strikes me more as Elio’s fairly effective cousin/successor Severus Alexander- a decent administrator, especially regarding finances, who nevertheless was very weak when it came to handling external threats. The ambassador of Saudi Arabia just left a meeting with Trump singing his praises (including The Wall and even Trump’s attitude towards Islam) because the new President takes the strategic threat of Iran seriously. Obama, on the other hand, thought his entire duty consisted of apologizing to the Islamic World for America’s historical sins and then letting them do whatever the hell they wanted (like build nuclear weapons). Because as every college-educated person knows, the natural state of Sunni Arab fanatics and Shia Persian fanatics is blissful, deep ecological-aware peace once Uncle Sam’s ugly, neo-colonialist hand isn’t in the way.

    More to the point, today’s liberal judicial shenanigans remind me of what led to the end of the Roman Republic. In that system the office of Tribune was able to grind the gears of government to a halt by unilaterally vetoing its actions. The fact there were 10 of these Tribunes, who could technically veto each other’s veto, did not make things any less dysfunctional. The confusion was eventually sorted out, if not in an entirely clean manner:

    Tiberius Gracchus established a commission to oversee the redistribution of land holdings from the rich to the unlanded urban poor. Even liberal senators were agitated by the proposed changes, fearing their own lands would be confiscated. Senators arranged for other tribunes to oppose the reforms. Tiberius then appealed to the people, and argued that a tribune who opposes the will of the people in favour of the rich is not a true tribune. The senators were left with only one constitutional response – to threaten prosecution after Tiberius’s term as a tribune ended. This necessitated Tiberius to stand for a second term. The senators obstructed his re-election. They also gathered an ad hoc force, with several of them personally marching to the Forum, and had Tiberius and some 300 of his supporters clubbed to death.

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  56. Loathe as I am to side with Samuel L. Jackson, I always prefer to see Americans playing Americans.

    Patrick Stewart’s attempt at a Noo Yawk accent:

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  57. Jake says:

    It cannot be said too many times: blacks are far, far too precious and innocent to be ruined by dealing with white people and their endless racism. The USA must be broken into at least 2 countries, so that blacks can live in a nation in which at least the clear majority of whites hate other whites for not being wiling to gut the future’s of their children to help blacks.

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  58. Sean says:

    I suppose the only conclusion is that directors think ethnically African American blacks who are black enough are not good enough actors . But Jackson has a point inasmuch the directer could have just blacked up an capable African American. Jackson was massively darkened for his role as the loyal house slave Stephen in Django.

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    I think we found Judge Watson's (and Kennedy's) animus.

    DeCaprio's drowning in it.
    , @Clyde

    I suppose the only conclusion is that directors think ethnically African American blacks who are black enough are not good enough actors .
     
    All British actors have gone to drama schools. This is what I see in their wikis.
    Take Idris Elba who went to a humble one
    "Elba left school in 1988 and won a place in the National Youth Music Theatre, thanks to a £1,500 Prince's Trust grant."
  59. OT

    As readers may have noticed, there have been many incidents in the UK of “Asian” (i.e. usually of Pakistani/Bangladeshi heritage) men grooming young white girls for sexual access/abuse – Rotherham is the most well-known, but it happens in many other places.

    So a fearless British commercial television company has decided to address the issue head-on in the UK’s most popular soap opera, Coronation Street.

    There’s just one difference in the TV depiction – I wonder if you can guess what it is?

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/coronation-street-leaves-viewers-feeling-10035447

    (The bit about “paraded around sex ring” made me wonder if the subeditor wasn’t watching the Cheltenham (horseracing) Festival on TV. Sounds like when the horses are paraded round before a race).

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  60. Abe says: • Website
    @Lot
    We now have the first analysis by Circuit court judges in favor of Trump's immigration EO.

    Specifically, there was a vote of the full Ninth Circuit to reconsider the order upholding the stay, which lost. But five judges filed a public dissent. (2 of the 5 were Jewish for you counters, Alex Kozinski and Sandra Ikuta. Both are Los Angelinos, and Ikuta is married to a Japanese American photographer and took his surname.)

    You can read their opinion in favor of upholding Trump's first EO here, scroll down to page 4 where it starts.
    http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/general/2017/03/15/17-35105%20en%20banc.pdf

    There are likely other judges who agree with these views, but these five are our MVPs who decided to make their stand public and openly criticize the original 9th Circuit opinion.

    There are likely other judges who agree with these views, but these five are our MVPs who decided to make their stand public and openly criticize the original 9th Circuit opinion.

    In 2008 we had the Democratic Presidential candidate disavow gay marriage because he felt it too controversial to support openly. Also during that year the people of the largest and bluest of Blue States passed a law against same-sex marriage (then later pass a state constitutional amendment to the same effect).

    And yet here we are in Current Year, with Gay Marriage now officially the 69th item in our Bill of Rights thanks to (in no particular order) leftist judge-shopping by activists, a Supreme Court stacked with party-line voting leftist retard hacks on the one hand, and proceduralist cucks on the other, a state Attorney General who threw a case, and a grandstanding, vainglorious swing vote fool in black. Did I miss anything?

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  61. okie says:

    Sometimes it isn’t about race but class

    SLJ had a long time about a decade ago where he and Laurence Fishburne were constantly confused for each other. They’ve aged out of it (LF got fat on the CSI grind), but they were the two go-to names for black men of middle years, kinda like Morgan Freemen spent so long as the older black man that was the first name in everyone’s Rolodex. It’s hard to think of a white equivalent except Michael Caine at two times in his life , in the 60′s as their type and the the last 10 years as the butler type. They all have a Common Man among the Elite vibe (toughness under a learned Cultured veneer)

    What all 3 have in common is a bit of an tough edge that is hard to act but possible to embody, the Exact opposite of why you cast Morgan Freeman or one of these African descended Brits. They don’t play soft, but they don’t seem to have a Dragon inside them eager to get out.

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  62. @unit472
    It is pitiful that negroes continue to complain about their status in, of all things, the film industry. Movie making is not a capital intensive industry. One of the earliest major film studios, United Artists, was nothing but the desire of two silent era stars, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, to make their own films. They were far from unique. There have been dozens of independent film makers and studios. Don't like the roles you are offered? Nothing to stop you from raising the money and making your own movie.

    Blacks would have to hire white technical talent but that is simply because blacks don't care to get into the nuts and bolts of movie making. They want to be 'The Star" and reap the riches and fame but not put in the time and effort to actually produce and distribute films. That's the problem in movies and everywhere else. The negro doesn't like 'work'.

    Quite so. Robert Townsend and Kevin Smith essentially filmed Hollywood Shuffle and Clerks, respectively, with credit cards!

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    I liked "Hollywood Shuffle" . Another film I liked was "Talking Dirty After Dark" with Martin Lawrence whom I am not a fan of .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXlY72sxv5M
  63. Clyde says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Speaking of a "creepy-looking Eastern African," we've finally gotten around to watching The Wire. Very interesting series, but one of the main characters, Lt. Daniels. played by Lance Reddick, is so odd looking that it jars me. He actually is an African American, born in Baltimore no less, but he has the weird elongated, lanky look that you just don't see on African Americans. He looks like a scary witch doctor.

    we’ve finally gotten around to watching The Wire

    I never watched more than two minutes of that “gritty” “true to life” urban sludge. It exuded phony baloneyness. I skipped Breaking Bad for years then caved in and binge watched and caught up with it/ The best series ever based on drugs (poison) commerce and capitalism. So much dark humor and laughs same as Ray Donovan.

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  64. @Sean
    I suppose the only conclusion is that directors think ethnically African American blacks who are black enough are not good enough actors . But Jackson has a point inasmuch the directer could have just blacked up an capable African American. Jackson was massively darkened for his role as the loyal house slave Stephen in Django.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk8eIbaAvm8

    I think we found Judge Watson’s (and Kennedy’s) animus.

    DeCaprio’s drowning in it.

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  65. Clyde says:
    @Sean
    I suppose the only conclusion is that directors think ethnically African American blacks who are black enough are not good enough actors . But Jackson has a point inasmuch the directer could have just blacked up an capable African American. Jackson was massively darkened for his role as the loyal house slave Stephen in Django.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk8eIbaAvm8

    I suppose the only conclusion is that directors think ethnically African American blacks who are black enough are not good enough actors .

    All British actors have gone to drama schools. This is what I see in their wikis.
    Take Idris Elba who went to a humble one
    “Elba left school in 1988 and won a place in the National Youth Music Theatre, thanks to a £1,500 Prince’s Trust grant.”

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  66. MBlanc46 says:
    @anonymous
    Somewhat analogous to feminist demands that tastes be reengineered to make themselves queen of the hill. Kaluuya and Jackson are both pretty unappealing to look at yet are pushed upon us as some must-see actors. In the recent Kong movie Jackson is cast as a super-patriotic, highly decorated Vietnam war officer which is pretty much the opposite of the real-life Jackson. Seeing these people constantly put before us is just a big f-you to all of us. Tired of being insulted yet?

    I got tired of it decades ago. I hope we’re getting close to the time when all of us who are tired of it will stand up and shout, “We’re sick and tired of it and we’re not going to take it any longer!”

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  67. Abe says: • Website
    @Forbes
    Cry me a river--these guys' (Jackson and Kaluuya) job is being an actor! Reading script lines someone else wrote. Underpaid, back-breaking labor that suffers bleeding hand blisters all the time, no doubt. And Jackson's criticism is about who's been dating white girls longer. Glad that's cleared up.

    Cry me a river–these guys’…

    Agree. With all due respect, Steve, Some pretty thin gruel to be slurpin’ on. So Jackson and Kaluuya are beefing in public and that makes Jackson (“my country is more racist than yours!”) some kind of ally?

    This sort of turf feud between blacks has nothing to offer us, move on; it’s pure territoriality that would be fought out even if whites didn’t exist. With apologies to Kendrick Lamar:

    Man down where you from, my n!gg@?
    F@$k who you know, where you from, my n!gg@?
    Where your grandma stay, huh, my n!gg@?
    This Tinsel Town I run, my n!gg@

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  68. In the other direction, I was always amused by the way Rowling kept Harry Potter fom being too Hollywood by insisting that all actors appearing had to be members of Actors Equity.

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    In the other direction, I was always amused by the way Rowling kept Harry Potter from being too Hollywood by insisting that all actors appearing had to be members of Actors Equity.
     
    Bought the first HARRY POTTER book for my Kindle a couple years ago to see what all the hub-bub was about. Had to buy through Rowling's own Pottermore e-book store instead of directly on Amazon, which I didn't mind since she obviously is entitled to preserve the value of her brand (Top-3 intellectual property franchise in the world, behind STAR WARS but probably ahead of LORD OF THE RINGS and BATMAN).

    Anyway, I was miffed to be hit with a currency exchange fee at the end because I was paying in US dollars. Like that surcharge couldn't have been factored into the display price no-fuss/no-muss? It was honestly a bit insulting, like having to lick the dust off a portrait of the Emperor before being allowed to buy a Camry.

    It's thus particularly hilarious that the "pro-British" Rowling, with all these passive-aggressive little slights at us overbearing Americans, is yet also a typical multiculturalist, one-world d!psh!t (the anti-racism theme at the end of the Potter book series; her very public gifting of her complete works to a Syrian refugee; negative comments in the press about Trump). I guess therefore she can't bear the thought of Pakistanis who watch English Premier League, eat fish-n-chips, and groom young girls, being culturally imperialized some day by Pakistanis who watch NFL, eat buffalo wings, and pay a monthly subscription to Ashley Madison.

  69. @Tiny Duck
    Demographic and cultural changes are coming whether you like it or not.

    Get used to it

    I know you alt right types don't have kids (seeing as how you cannot attract women) so whats it to you?

    Just get out of the way and let the good people create and thrive

    TD, Damn, you caught us. We are all contemplative monks who are sequestered in our Monasteries reading Steve. Not a father among us. I’ll go say a Rosary to atone for my sins.

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  70. @Forbes
    Cry me a river--these guys' (Jackson and Kaluuya) job is being an actor! Reading script lines someone else wrote. Underpaid, back-breaking labor that suffers bleeding hand blisters all the time, no doubt. And Jackson's criticism is about who's been dating white girls longer. Glad that's cleared up.

    Forbes, I caught a little of the “Legend of Tarzan” and truly I thought Samuel would take any role for the right money. Movie is unwatchable.

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  71. Ed says:
    @European-American
    Riz Ahmed had an interesting line about the opposite worlds of the UK and the US re: minorities and media.

    He says the reality of the UK is multicultural and integrated, but its representation on TV and film is all lily-white and Downton Abbey, while the reality of the US is segregated, but its Hollywood representation is integrated.

    So that's why minorities in the UK (and Europe) flock to the US for jobs in film.

    Do you see a difference between U.S. and U.K. productions in their willingness to deal with race?

    The irony to me is that cities like London are less segregated than American cities like Chicago or New York, because after World War II, we were all mixed together in housing projects. But it feels strange to me that the image the U.K. productions sell is a lily-white period drama. I see fewer mixed-race couples walking down the street in America, yet the image you sell is black and white characters fighting together side by side. It’s interesting to me that both societies are in denial of their reality.

    Have you found more opportunities as an actor of color in the U.S.?

    The multiculturalism of Britain is one of our greatest strengths in music, literature, and visual art, but the TV and film industry doesn’t tap into the multicultural talent pool in the U.K. as much as they do in the U.S. So, much of my work has come from America in the last five years.

    http://www.vulture.com/2016/07/riz-ahmed-night-of-diversity-on-tv-in-the-us-v-uk.html
     

    in Britain the troublesome groups aren’t as repellant to decent people as underclass Black Americans. You really are consigning your family to a less than stellar fate for at least a generation if you mix too much with underclass blacks.

    Look what happened to the white guy in Brooklyn that offered to buy some broke black men some chicken? He got bashed.
    Meanwhile others either rifled through his pockets or stepped over him as he lay prostrate on the ground.

    There are stories of Bhutan refugees in Rochester being target of blacks & they want out. Everyone gets the message that for the most part black Americans are to be avoided if one can do so.

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  72. Ed says:
    @Inquiring Mind
    Cut the man a little slack. His wife is black, his children are black.

    I’ve always argued this is a major reason why he won. If he had married anyone else Black women would have been cool towards him.

    It’s also why I think bachelor Booker has no shot at all. Black women will wonder why an attractive guy pushing 50 hasn’t picked up an intelligent black women by now

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  73. donut says:
    @Autochthon
    Quite so. Robert Townsend and Kevin Smith essentially filmed Hollywood Shuffle and Clerks, respectively, with credit cards!

    I liked “Hollywood Shuffle” . Another film I liked was “Talking Dirty After Dark” with Martin Lawrence whom I am not a fan of .

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  74. “I’ve lost out on a lot of roles because I’m black,” he added.

    Even other Hollywood types will groan at the idea of a headlining Hollywood actor complaining about his own fortune like this. Celebrities should enjoy their good fortunes. But no one will be sympathetic to a headlining actor complaining about missed roles or that he isn’t quite as elite and famous as he would like.

    This would be like Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey complaining that they aren’t as rich as they should have been. Even die hard fans won’t buy that.

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  75. Steve, white people are done for. The demographics are baked in at this point, just look at the US births statistics, or your own article on the French sickle cells shenanigans. Even with no further immigration, the demographic inertia is already there to seal the fate of whites within just 2 or at most 3 generations.

    That’s definitely a choice. Whites can choose to just go limp, fall over, go softly into the night, and accept their own annihilation.

    Or, they can punch back. Have more babies. Fend off lawfare assaults with more expensive lawyers than the other guy. Hire more cunning political rhetoricists to shift cultural narratives in your favor.

    Look at the Israeli Jews, who btw, are white. They are demographically small. Demographers predicted their imminent demise. The whole UN is consumed with anti-Israel hate. Did the Israeli Jews just fall over?!? No, they punched back! They organized efforts to raise their birth rates. Which everyone told them, don’t do that, it can’t possibly work, and it’s morally wrong. They make it work. It worked so well that the global anti-Israel media instantly switched to worrying about overpopulation and asking specifically the Israeli Jews to stop raising their birth rates. They fought against ethnically foreign immigration with better security fences and more importantly better PR efforts to avoid any guilt.

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  76. Also OT

    As someone tweeted “modernity selects for those who resist it”.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/atheists-dying-out-contraception-claims-study-a7626846.html

    “Atheists at risk of dying out due to belief in contraception, study claims. Religious people are having more babies”

    (Massimo – but Jews in Israel don’t have a wealthy and cohesive elite trying to import more non-Jews!)

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    (Massimo – but Jews in Israel don’t have a wealthy and cohesive elite trying to import more non-Jews!)
     
    Losers polish and perfect their excuses for failure rather than trying to win.

    There is some truth to what you say. White people are up against heavy opposition. Their backs are up against the wall. Now is the time to engage those high creativity brains and outsmart the opposition.

    White South African are a shrinking minority under a government that is increasingly racially hostile to them. It's still not over. They can have more kids, and work twice as hard, and grow better lawyers and political debaters to shift the cultural narratives in their favor.

    Also, Israeli Jews are facing growing intense coordinated opposition, including from many American Jews who are increasingly hostile to the idea of a conservative, tribal, exclusive Israel advocated by Emma Lazarus. Everyone said it was impossible for Israel Jews to raise their birth rates. They broke through and did it.

    Lastly, I genuinely like humans of all races and I like the idea of granting everyone the opportunity to move to the US or Europe or Australia or Canada or a new country of similar standing. However, I don't think that model is fair as it stands for the current host populations. There are adaptations of that that would be more reasonable but I'll save that discussion for later.
  77. Abe says: • Website
    @The Only Catholic Unionist
    In the other direction, I was always amused by the way Rowling kept Harry Potter fom being too Hollywood by insisting that all actors appearing had to be members of Actors Equity.

    In the other direction, I was always amused by the way Rowling kept Harry Potter from being too Hollywood by insisting that all actors appearing had to be members of Actors Equity.

    Bought the first HARRY POTTER book for my Kindle a couple years ago to see what all the hub-bub was about. Had to buy through Rowling’s own Pottermore e-book store instead of directly on Amazon, which I didn’t mind since she obviously is entitled to preserve the value of her brand (Top-3 intellectual property franchise in the world, behind STAR WARS but probably ahead of LORD OF THE RINGS and BATMAN).

    Anyway, I was miffed to be hit with a currency exchange fee at the end because I was paying in US dollars. Like that surcharge couldn’t have been factored into the display price no-fuss/no-muss? It was honestly a bit insulting, like having to lick the dust off a portrait of the Emperor before being allowed to buy a Camry.

    It’s thus particularly hilarious that the “pro-British” Rowling, with all these passive-aggressive little slights at us overbearing Americans, is yet also a typical multiculturalist, one-world d!psh!t (the anti-racism theme at the end of the Potter book series; her very public gifting of her complete works to a Syrian refugee; negative comments in the press about Trump). I guess therefore she can’t bear the thought of Pakistanis who watch English Premier League, eat fish-n-chips, and groom young girls, being culturally imperialized some day by Pakistanis who watch NFL, eat buffalo wings, and pay a monthly subscription to Ashley Madison.

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  78. graduate of the HBCU Morehouse College

    “Historically Brothers’”, that is. Morehouse is, along with Wabash and Hampden-Sydney, the last bastion of all-male four-year colleges. Eventually that has to backfire on its grads.

    Have there been any tranny issues there yet?

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    Reg Caesar,

    I was unaware that Hampden-Sydney College was one of the three all-male four-year colleges, although I was aware of Wabash.

    Of note. Fred Reed (of UR fame) and some of his forbears were Hampden-Sydney graduates.

    This explains a lot about Fred as well as a lot about Hampden-Sydney.
  79. @dearieme
    "riots in London that have pitted black citizens against the police": those naughty riots.

    “riots in London that have pitted black citizens against the police”: those naughty riots.

    And in London, they should be “subjects”, not “citizens”. Those naughty editors!

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    The "subjects"have a predeliction for throwing objects.
  80. @countenance
    To prove that black Americans are as interested in nationality as much as they are race, when black Americans complain about the lack of blacks in MLB, they are not mollified by the presence of black or mulatto Spanish language native Caribbeans or Latinos. They mean black Americans.

    If Yasiel Puig's distant ancestors were dropped off the slave ship in Virginia instead of Havana, he would be named Darnell Richardson, and be lauded as an example of blacks in MLB.

    when black Americans complain about the lack of blacks in MLB, they are not mollified by the presence of black or mulatto Spanish language native Caribbeans or Latinos.

    “Cuban” was a loophole that got a few “high-yaller” mulattos into the big leagues in the pre-Jackie days. I imagine it was resented somewhat.

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  81. Dan Hayes says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    graduate of the HBCU Morehouse College
     
    "Historically Brothers'", that is. Morehouse is, along with Wabash and Hampden-Sydney, the last bastion of all-male four-year colleges. Eventually that has to backfire on its grads.

    Have there been any tranny issues there yet?

    Reg Caesar,

    I was unaware that Hampden-Sydney College was one of the three all-male four-year colleges, although I was aware of Wabash.

    Of note. Fred Reed (of UR fame) and some of his forbears were Hampden-Sydney graduates.

    This explains a lot about Fred as well as a lot about Hampden-Sydney.

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  82. Kaluuya was the lead in the best episode of Black Mirror, and I can see him being cast in a major American production on the strength of that role. I think any iSteve-ian would enjoy it too.

    It’s interesting that he complains he’s getting dissed for being “too black” when the disser, Sam Jackson, probably looks the closest of any black American actor to an old-timey African caricature.

    Anyway, my favorite over-the-top SJW take on the movie so far is this: https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/white-liberals-are-taking-the-wrong-lessons-away-from-get-out

    “When the white cop asked for Chris’s ID, he knew well enough to co-operate because black men interacting with the police more times than not ends tragically.”

    Yup, it’s Russian roulette with four chambers loaded, every time.

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  83. @Anonymous Nephew
    Also OT

    As someone tweeted "modernity selects for those who resist it".

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/atheists-dying-out-contraception-claims-study-a7626846.html

    "Atheists at risk of dying out due to belief in contraception, study claims. Religious people are having more babies"


    (Massimo - but Jews in Israel don't have a wealthy and cohesive elite trying to import more non-Jews!)

    (Massimo – but Jews in Israel don’t have a wealthy and cohesive elite trying to import more non-Jews!)

    Losers polish and perfect their excuses for failure rather than trying to win.

    There is some truth to what you say. White people are up against heavy opposition. Their backs are up against the wall. Now is the time to engage those high creativity brains and outsmart the opposition.

    White South African are a shrinking minority under a government that is increasingly racially hostile to them. It’s still not over. They can have more kids, and work twice as hard, and grow better lawyers and political debaters to shift the cultural narratives in their favor.

    Also, Israeli Jews are facing growing intense coordinated opposition, including from many American Jews who are increasingly hostile to the idea of a conservative, tribal, exclusive Israel advocated by Emma Lazarus. Everyone said it was impossible for Israel Jews to raise their birth rates. They broke through and did it.

    Lastly, I genuinely like humans of all races and I like the idea of granting everyone the opportunity to move to the US or Europe or Australia or Canada or a new country of similar standing. However, I don’t think that model is fair as it stands for the current host populations. There are adaptations of that that would be more reasonable but I’ll save that discussion for later.

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  84. Yngvar says:

    I first noticed Mr. Jackson in Jurassic Park (1993). He played a laidback computer genius. Was the most realistic thing in that movie.

    Maybe foreign actors are hired to get at hook for marketing in foreign markets? There seems to be a lot of unnecessary differethnics in US films these days.

    Australia doles out a lot of money in direct subsidies and as tax-breaks to foreign productions, on the condition they use a majority Australian cast and crew. Australians are as nationalistic as Mr. Jackson, but in addition they like to pay twice for their filmed entertainment.

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  85. @Father O'Hara
    Question. Sorry if I am a slow learner here,but you said that Peele picked Kaluuya for reasons "unmentionable". Can you mention them?
    PS:This trash has legs. Sad.

    I think the “unmentionable” is that Peele intentionally picked the dark-skinned strange-looking Kaluuya to provoke the most visceral reaction possible in white audiences, and also as a biggest middle finger possible to those who don’t favor BM-WW pairings. A lighter-skinned attractive black actor cast in the role wouldn’t have had the same result.

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  86. Dr. Doom says:

    Sammy is just a colonial provincial. The Brit version of the black hobo hominid already calls themselves “African-American”. Race isn’t a social construct, but Geography is an intellectual construct. That race vs continent thing is like 3-D Chess to the Congoid COD tourism industry. Only the poverty pimps seem to care. Fake it til ya make it. Mo money.

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  87. @Reg Cæsar

    “riots in London that have pitted black citizens against the police”: those naughty riots.
     
    And in London, they should be "subjects", not "citizens". Those naughty editors!

    The “subjects”have a predeliction for throwing objects.

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  88. Clyde says:
    @RonaldB
    Actually, Lance Reddick was perfect for the role. The Wire was perhaps the best series on TV. By the way, Reddick basically reprised his Wire role in other series, such as Bosch.

    But, for the most part, when blacks are portrayed as top scientists, computer geniuses, and captains of industry, it turns off the whole performance for me. Most of the time, they obviously have no idea about what they're saying, and they're filling an affirmative-action slot.

    Lance Reddick…never heard of him until now. Now I know that I saw him in Bosch and he did very well and convincing. He has G as in gravitas. The wife they gave him was convincing too. A good actress.

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  89. […] Source: Everybody hates Samuel L. Jackson for being pro-African-American rather than just anti-white –… […]

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