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Samuel L. Jackson admits to voting for race rather than politics

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Article Source: The Daily Caller

By Alexandra Myers

I voted for Barack because he was black,” actor Samuel L. Jackson told Ebony Magazine.

The Daily Mail reported that he said that the reason why people vote for other people is because they look like them. “That’s American politics, pure and simple,” Jackson said. “[Obama’s] message didn’t mean shit to me.”

Jackson was asked about President Barack Obama’s chance of re-election and his response was a slew of racial profanties.

The gist of his rant was that the American people wouldn’t have elected someone who was black because “a n**ggah is scary and Obama ain’t scary at all.”

Jackson told Ebony that he hopes Obama gets scary in the next four years because he won’t have a problem getting re-elected, though in an interview with Newsweek he said he had mixed feeling about the president’s performance.

In that interview, he said, “Some days I agree with Dr. [Cornel] West and what he says about the president not dealing enough with the plight of the poor. Then I think about how they won’t give him credit for anything.”

In Obama’s campaign in 2008, The Daily Mail wrote, Jackson was one of the celebrities that backed him, missing the Academy Awards ceremony to campaign for him.

UA Commentary by Kevin Jackson:
Samuel L. Jackson says, “I’m articulate with no Negro dialect.” According to Samuel L. Jackson, people vote for whom they look like. I guess Samuel L. Jackson can only vote for ugly bald black guys who play the same character in Hollywood movie after movie? Can black people only vote for other black people. Does a black person not voting for another black person qualify for “If you see something, say something?”
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  1. Belen

    Well, some kind soul should pull Mr. Jackson (Samuel, not Kevin) aside and gently let him know that President Obama is not the first black president. Ask Mr. Freeman (Morgan).

    If Mr. Jackson voted for Mr. Obama based solely on race, Mr. Jackson got it wrong.

    As quoted in a recent NPR interview (July 5, 2012, http://www.npr.org/2012/07/05/156212527/morgan-fr… :

    " He was especially interested in talking about President Obama, and why Freeman thinks he should not be called America's first black president.

    "First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him … they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America," Freeman said. "There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America's first black president hasn't arisen yet. He's not America's first black president — he's America's first mixed-race president."

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