Jamie Foxx Touches On The Sensitivity In Black

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It’s well known that the road to success and equality has not been an easy one for black people, and despite Jamie Foxx being one of the few to make it to the top in being financially secured in life, eating the best foods, driving luxury cars, living in a great home and mingling with the wealthy, Jamie has not allowed all this to make him forget about the struggles black people face to rise to success in life. In the December/January issue of VIBE, Jamie gave his views on how the burden of inequality has affected the mind-set of black people. Here is what he had to say:

“As black folks we’re always sensitive,” Foxx said. “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*tch. Y’all didn’t know black people was coming. What’s with all this white sh*t? By the same token, if there is fried chicken and watermelon I’ll say ain’t this a b*tch? So, no matter what we do as black people it’s always gonna be that.”

And he continues:

“Every single thing in my life is built around race,” he explained. “I don’t necessarily speak it because you can’t. 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.”

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington who were also with Jamie and listening in on his comments didn’t understand what his previous comments, which caused Jamie to explain his name dropping… here is explanation:

“Those are white people. No, some of those are black,” Foxx corrected. 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. Everything we do is that.”

And surely, there are many black people that can relate to Jamie’s comments. Jamie also touched on how white people and black people watch movies differently, here is his explanantion:

“Black people watch a movie different than white folks,” he said. “When you watch Inglourious Basterds, Jewish people have a more quiet response. [Whispers] ‘I can’t believe they did that.’ When black people don’t like something it’s like: [louder] ‘Ay dawg, why Olivia Pope went down like that. That sh*t is f*cked up. Because there’s certain things that we watch as black people that if we don’t agree with it, we not only turn off the movie but we turn off that person. When we feel like the character was compromised by the white establishment.”

Thoughts ? Do you feel a connection with Jamie Foxx’s comments ?