September 25, 2013, - 4:04 pm
Famous Black Actor to Obama: “Stop Talking Black in Public! F-ing Conjugate!” (But Says Obama Ebonics OK in Private)
Like Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, and other pretentious wealthy Blacks–real and pretend (see Hillary)–Barack Obama speaks the Queen’s English to White audiences and Ebonics to Black audiences. And actor Samuel L. Jackson is calling him out on it. Jackson says that while it is okay for Obama to speak in jive to his homies privately, he should “represent” like an educated person in public appearances and stop dropping his “G”s and so on at speeches before Black audiences. Here’s what he told Playboy (if you don’t want to visit Playboy–everyone knows people “only read it for the articles”–go here for the highlights of the interview):
On President Obama consciously dropping gs off the ends of words to sound like Joe Average: “First of all, we know it ain’t because of his blackness, so I say stop trying to ‘relate.’ Be a leader. Be (effing) presidential. Look, I grew up in a society where I could say ‘It ain’t’ or ‘What it be’ to my friends. But when I’m out presenting myself to the world as me, who graduated from college, who had family what cared about me, who has a well-read background, I (effing) conjugate.”
I don’t agree with everything (actually, probably anything) Jackson says or does (he’s generally a racist), but at least he had the guts to call out Obama. On the other hand, only a Black guy could do this and get away with it. And I do agree with this part, below, too, as I have frequently lamented “Mediocrity Nation” a/k/a America on this site:
On never settling for mediocrity: “On Twitter someone will write, ‘Your an idiot,’ and I’ll go, ‘No, you’re an idiot,’ and all my Twitterphiles will go, ‘Hey, Sam Jackson, he’s the grammar police.’ I’ll take that. Somebody needs to be. I mean, we have newscasters who don’t even know how to conjugate verbs, something Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow never had problems with. How the … did we become a society where mediocrity is acceptable.”
So, how the bleep did we become a society where mediocrity is acceptable? That’s kinda like asking how the bleep did we become a society where Samuel L. Jackson is a major movie star and the movie “Django Unchained” (read my review) is a major hit?
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