Our exclusive interview with actor Samuel L. Jackson reaped some interesting results, as the 63-year-old revealed the reason why he casted his vote for President Barack Obama. “I voted for Barack because he was black,” Jackson confessed.”Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people—because they look like them.”
Having already shared mixed feelings about the first Black President of the United States, Jackson takes the position that an “n-word” would never have been elected. “That’s American politics, pure and simple,” Jackson said. “[Obama’s] message didn’t mean sh*t to me.” “When it comes down to it, they wouldn’t have elected a n-word.”
The highest grossing actor of all time is no stranger to courting controversy, but saying, “A n-word is scary. Obama ain’t scary at all,” only invites separatism and makes light of such an amazing accomplishment. Does Sam’s comments hint to a sentiment shared by Black people who are feeling the crunch of the economic downturn?