Jamie Foxx Thinks Kanye Should be MLK

kanye-west-jamie-foxxSpeaking at the 50th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. “I Have a Dream” speech at the Mall on Washington, actor Jamie Foxx, who stirred the racial pot in 2012 by telling a Saturday Night Live crowd that he couldn’t wait to “kill all the white people” in his new film, Django Unchained, suggested that black entertainers could pick up the torch from King. “It is time for us to stand up now and renew this dream,” Foxx said. He then singled out Kanye West and Jay-Z, among others, as potential successors to King. According to Foxx, the massacre by Adam Lanza in Newtown, Connecticut, and the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida caused him to speak out.

So, what would make Foxx think that celebrities should lead the way on race? Perhaps the fact that in the past, celebrities did help lead the way on race. Figures such as Paul Newman, Harry Belafonte, Burt Lancaster, Charlton Heston, and Sidney Poitier were all involved with MLK’s civil rights movement. They used the power of their celebrity to push for the best kind of change. And they were successful.

But the celebrities Foxx singled out not only have no credibility to push for real change, they have no desire to do so. They would, like Foxx, prefer to grandstand regarding gun control or to use the Trayvon Martin case to promote racial division. Foxx, after all, is the same fellow who told VIBE magazine that Ritz crackers and friend chicken were racist: “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*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.” He concluded, “Every single thing in my life is built around race…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.”

It is difficult to think of a sentiment less in line with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message than that.

Unless, that is, we look at the messages promulgated by Kanye West, whom Foxx would anoint as MLK’s successor. Leaving aside his bizarre behavior – “Imma let you finish” microphone hijacking from Taylor Swift, marrying Kim Kardashian – Kanye thinks all life ills are attributable to racism. When Pink was asked to perform at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye was caught on tape stating, “How the f**k Pink perform two songs and I didn’t even get asked to perform ‘Heartless.’ ‘Heartless’ is the biggest song of the year.” He said he was angry because his mother “got arrested for the f**kin’ sit-ins.” West also claimed during Hurricane Katrina that President Bush was a racist, and that that racism dictated his response to heavily-black New Orleans.

As for Jay-Z, the other candidate to reincarnate King, he has suggested that Trayvon Martin was an innocent martyr on the altar of racism. Shortly after President Obama’s election, Jay-Z rapped, “My president is black…My president is black, in fact he’s half white / So even in a racist mind he’s half right…No more war, no more Iraq, no more white lies / The president is black.” As for how to cure racism, Jay-Z already thinks he’s doing it via his art: “Hip-hop has done so much for racial relations, and I don’t think it’s given the proper credit. It has changed America immensely. I’m going to make a very bold statement: Hip-hop has done more than any leader, politician, or anyone to improve race relations.”

Jay-Z, Kanye, and Foxx are the problem, not the solution—representatives of racial division, not harmony, a worldview in which black is set eternally against white. Just as the commemoration of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech turned into an hours-long harangue against white Americans who supposedly seek to keep blacks from exercising their basic rights, so too celebrities in Hollywood believe that racial progress and racial divisiveness go hand in hand. Every racist statement by Hollywood celebrities is a step away from MLK and the meaning of his legacy.

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  • bluffcreek1967

    I’ve noticed over the years that far too many blacks find themselves on the wrong side of almost every issue – whether it’s crime, social matters or politics. Even in the case of Trayvon Martin’s death and the facts surrounding it – which isn’t that hard to discover – a good many blacks have gotten it totally wrong.

    Blacks in America will riot over the justifiable death of Trayvon Martin, yet remain completely silent over the thousands of black men and women who have been murdered by other blacks throughout our inner-cities. In 2013 alone, there have been over 10,000 black males killed by other black males (mostly thugs).

    Due to their low IQ levels, including their volatile and violent natures, far too many of them are unwilling to think through the issues and land on the side of truth. It doesn’t surprise me then why blacks will malign honorable men such as Thomas Sowell, Larry Elder, and Walter Williams – yet hold up Trayvon Martin, Al Sharpton and Jesse jackson as their heroes. They are indeed a very foolish people, and this explains in part the choices they make in life.


    • laura rubin

      jamie foxx is mentally ill. i dont know if his comments were supposed to be humoress? if he is serious, hes nuts. anyone who thinks “race race race race” all day long has an obsessive compulsive disorder. ok, if you are working the chain gang, i see that point. keep your head down down, obey the master. i didnt know working a film for millions of $$$$ was so oppressive? or trying to buy a $40,000 handbag? what do they take us for, morons? yes thats right! why? most white folks ARE dumb masocistic sheep. when will there be a revolution in the streets? when will there be a million man march, the same day all over america? i mean massive millions of people in key places. washington dc, nyc, la, & all the smaller cities. not only white, but conservative blacks as well? larry elders, sowell etc. if decent blacks & latinos join, it wont be a just a “white nationalist” affair. all this has to be statigically planned. when we take back the media? any comments?

    • Boyd He

      I cannot wait for the day that white guilt is completely gone and blacks are forced to become productive members of society. A very small segment get it, you must get educated, not have 10 illegitimate kids and make your own way in life. Those are ostracized and called Uncle Toms. You speak to reality bluffcreek1967. Where would blacks be today without all the “gibs meez dats” from “da White Debil”? You are also correct about IQ and propensity for violence, that is in their DNA, had nothing to do with YT. Blacks decry whites as racists, I have seen exponentially more racist behavior from blacks towards “dem creepy ass crackas” than I have the other way around. Jamie Foxx is a good example of what is really wrong with blacks perception of others. They feel it is a right for them and only them to be racists. What they fail to realize is that their hatred of YT, the flash mob attacks and beatings only serve to make the racial divide greater. Detroit is 88 percent black, 46 percent are illiterate, with over 50 percent high school drop out rates, yes indeed YT’s fault, 74 percent black babies born out of wedlock, YT again must be behind that one too. Black “culcha” is one of racism, hedonism and violence, praise be unto those few who see this and try to rise above it.

    • helpteye

      My good sir I do not think that we (“blacks”) have low IQ’s. I am not american, but I am a “black”. My IQ is not low and I have a PHD in Computational Mathematics. You prob would say my IQ is low by looking at me (I am from West Africa), but the difference between myself and those African Americans you call “blacks” is that I do not have to wake up everyday as I was growing up and get at least one racist comment or gesture from white men. As a result when we, Africans come to the US to study, we excel. We get masters (i have 2, Math and Mechanical Engineering), and PhDs. We also typically study Science, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). I know you are very capable of making the more humane and intelligent conclusion that poor people are more prone to crime, and low academic achievement. I did not grow up poor. Many africans in sub-saharan africa are dirt poor, thanks to the warm policies of the IMF, world-bank, and the “god-given high IQ” people who comprise our former colonial masters. These great policies really allow africans to develop! However, since we are naturally unintelligent, according to your deep research, we do not develop ( let me inform u that the last couple of statements is sarcasm). I was shocked when I read in the early 1900’s that some of the top scientists in Europe and US concluded that of Africans went in an airplane about 1000ft or so, their (our) heads would explode because “GOD”made us inferior. Today, a 5 year old knows that is BS. However, seems the tradition continues. You look at the product of impoverished people whose Great Grandparents were not allowed to read (by law), hence they could not pass down the gift of education through the generations; you see the end product of what took shape for centuries and then u conclude that these descendants are naturally a “species of low IQ” as ordained by GOD (who prob looks like u I imagine? hmmm.)

    • billy

      who created the hate slavery murder many Indians tribes for there land who made guns teaches hate mmm

  • alericKong

    Wanda’s going to rock your world.

  • thult

    Has it dawned on these BONEHEADS yet that the organizers of the recent MLK event PURPOSEFULLY DID NOT invite Sen. Tim Scott, the ONLY Black Senator in America today? Oops, I forgot; he’s a Republican. Or ANY OTHER successful Black Conservative?

    After he enacted the “War on Poverty,” which INSURES generational dependency
    on government handouts, why do you suppose that LBJ thereafter said, “I’ll have those ni**ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years?”

    WAKE UP, Kanye, Jamie, Jay-Z! Open YOUR eyes! The RACE PIMPS are leading YOU down a dead-end path!

    • ziggy zoggy

      You can’t rape the willing.

  • stephencarter

    Frankly, I wouldn’t cross the street to help any black person, period. And seriously, I was utterly oblivious to race a few years ago. I couldn’t have cared less. I an just so sick of blacks, so sick of their whining & privilege & blaming & obsession with blackness & their manifest inability to take responsibility for anything ever. Everything always is 100% the fault of whitey, only whitey, always & forever. Don’t blacks realize how supremely fed up white people are! I would not cross the street to help a black. I realize this was Obama’s intention all along. He wants blacks and whites hating each other. So we’re all just dancing like marionettes to this absolute buffoon. I guess I’m racist. And guess what, I really don’t give a damn. Jamie Foxx makes me vomit. Seriously. Blacks will likely never regain the trust and fellowship of whites, it’s gone forever. Gone with the wind.

    • James S.

      This is a sad but true statement. Growing up I had a bigoted father and it was tough to form my own opinion on this, but eventually over the years I found mine. However since the last five years for sure and last decade as well I have been having to rethink my opinions. Thank you for your honesty in an open forum sir.

    • skbn113

      I understand your comment.
      I understand your frustration.
      I love Ben Stein, too.
      But gads, dude…………………..that opening comment blew you out of the water. Shot yourself in the foot.

    • helpteye

      I believe your opinion is yours and i would not argue it (though I disagree). However, you mentioned in the end that “the trust and fellowship of whites” is gone forever? Are you trying to be sarcastic or merely disingenuous here? When was the relationship between the 2 groups ever considered trusting and described as a fellowship? Are you attempting to rewrite history? I agree that African americans (I am black but not american) should begin to take responsibility, but I do not think that it means they should not be able to recall what happened. For not knowing history means it may repeat its ugly self. Many white americans I imagine want african americans to forget what happened to them, because many white americans have easily forgotten what they did to the african americans. There is no other group on this planet that has gone through what they have gone through, so we do not know what the psychological effect would be on a people. There is no historical precedence. One may want to claim that the jews of the bible experienced this in Egypt, however, the bible is not a historical document.

  • johnnywood

    Now we are being lectured on racism by a group of racists. How rich is that?

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  • jakespoon

    Deep,deep thinker.

  • ziggy zoggy

    Like other normal people, I ignore everything about buffoons like “Kanye West” and “Jay-Z” and don’t even know who they are, really. And to read here what they say and believe, I’m glad I have.

  • skbn113

    Well, Stephen….your comment is pretty bloodless. Cold!
    My most precious counselor and friend is black. So old she refers to her race as “Colored folk”. That’s OK.
    We should all look at one another as purple on the outside.
    PURPLE. That will settle all this nonsense.
    But to get back to what I wanted to post before seeing that worthless comment was that WE had MLK; this generation has Jay Z, Foxx and Kanye. Yeeeeech !
    I’d rather have some one-celled organism.
    HOW ABOUT DR. BEN CARSON?!….he’s a REAL man.

  • Terry DeCarlo

    I am Trayvon. Who the F is Syria? Did I go to high school wit her?

  • Alexson Philip

    Jesus christ, y’all are racist as FUCK!