Blogging at Black Like Moi, Dr. Boyce Watkins challenges Samuel L. Jackson’s comments in an Ebony interview that he voted for President Barack Obama only because he is black and that he would like to see him behave more like a “n–ger” in his second term. Watkins says that Jackson must be kidding because there is no pride in ignorance.
In comments that are not likely to get a response from the White House, actor (and perhaps comedian) Samuel L. Jackson stated that he’d like to see President Obama transform into a n*gga during his second term. He also said that Obama’s message meant nothing to him and that he voted for him solely because he’s black.
“When it comes down to it, they wouldn’t have elected a N*gger. Because, what’s a A N*gger is scary. Obama ain’t scary at all. N- don’t have beers at the White House. N- don’t let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call [him] a liar. A N*gger would have stopped the meeting right there and said, ‘Who the [bleep] said that?”
Jackson then went on to make it clear that he didn’t care about the president’s message or policies and that he voted for him solely because he’s black.
“That’s American politics, pure and simple. [Obama’s] message didn’t mean [bleep] to me. In the end, he’s a politician. I just hoped he would do some of what he said he was gonna do. I know politicians say [bleep]; they lie. ’Cuz they want to get elected,”
The remarks by Sam are a good example of when “keepin it real” can go horribly wrong. I sincerely hope that the brother was joking, but judging from the depth of his statements, it appears that Mr. Jackson thought very deeply about how to be appropriately simple-minded.
Read Dr. Boyce Watkins’ entire blog entry at Black Like Moi.