Jumping from RG3 unchained to Django, Jamie Foxx is exposing the deepest darkest secrets of the black community.
He told Vibe magazine: ‘Cause as black folks we’re always sensitive. 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***h. Y’all didn’t know black people was coming.’
In the same vein he explained that if he turned up to the photo shoot and there was fried chicken and watermelon, he would also be annoyed at the stereotype.
Jamie also admitted that he feels that he must act and talk in a certain way around white people and in his day-to-day job as an actor.
He told the magazine: ‘But the 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? Well, I only had to be white for at least eight hours today, [or] I only had to be white for four hours.’
First we have an ESPN sports personality telling America that black people are skeptical of black athletes who act white, and now we have Jamie Foxx telling the world that black people are always taking offense to situations that may not be inherently offensive. Most white people already knew that, but it’s nice to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth.
This reminds me of a situation at my restaurant that occurred a couple of months ago. A table of eight black patrons were seated at the back of the restaurant at a time when the restaurant was empty. They were seated there because the computer system spits out a piece of paper that tells the host staff where to seat patrons. The hosts are basically mindless drones who respond to the directions of a machine. Some activist types have pushed for the use of non-human systems to allocate various resources i.e. jobs on the basis that computers are color-blind. So these patrons were clearly not the victim of racism. But they sat at the table for a minute and got right up and left all while mumbling to each other that it was ridiculous and racist that they were put at the back of the restaurant.
is another work story about misidentified racism at my job.