And we wonder why racism permeates our culture. Give this racist a hand!
“I play a slave. How black is that?… But don't be worried about it because I get out [of] the chains, I get free, I save my wife, and I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that? And how black is that? But I'm going to tell you right now, speaking of blackness, my President, President Obama is back up in the White House four more years. How black is that?… But he going to be extra black this next four years.… he's even changing his name ... to President Barack Dikembe Mutombo Tupac Mandela Hussein Obama X. How black is that?”In December 2012 Foxx told Vibe magazine: "[A]s black folks we're always sensitive. As a black person it's always racial." He explained, for example, that if he attends a photo shoot where "Ritz crackers and cheese" are served, "I'll be like, 'Ain't this a bitch. Y'all didn't know black people was coming.'" By the same token, he added, if fried chicken and watermelon were to be served at such an event, he would be annoyed at the stereotype. Foxx maintains that in his profession as an actor, he must act and talk in a particular, prescribed way around white people: "[T]he minute I leave my house, I gotta put my other jacket on and say, 'Hey, Thomas, Julian and Greg.' And I gotta be a certain person. But when I get home, my other homies are like, 'how was your day?' [And I answer] 'Well, I only had to be white for at least eight hours today, [or] I only had to be white for four hours.'" On November 16, 2012, Foxx told a reporter that “Republicans don't take jokes well.” “I've performed for George W. Bush and all these guys 'cause I'm from Texas,” he said. “I did a big thing at the [Dallas] Cowboys' new stadium. You got Bush there, I'm cracking jokes, and I said, 'Come on, man, you gotta lighten up.' They don't take it well because all jokes have a layer of truth.”