In A Recent Interview, Actor Daniel Kaluuya Shares That He Doesn’t Think He Should Have To Prove His Blackness After A Critique From Samuel L. Jackson.
In an interview with GQ magazine, Kaluuya shared his thoughts about Samuel L. Jackson’s critique that black British actors may not be able to relate to black Americans. Kaluuya felt that Jackson’s comments reflect his personal experiences of being ostracized in different settings for being dark-skinned.
“When I’m around black people I’m made to feel ‘other’ because I’m dark-skinned. I’ve had to wrestle with that, with people going You’re too black. Then I come to America and they say, You’re not black enough. I go to Uganda, I can’t speak the language. In India, I’m black. In the black community, I’m dark-skinned. In America, I’m British.”
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The “Get Out” star added that similar to Americans. London’s black community also faces social issues such oppression, prejudice, and police brutality.