Have you noticed that the most racist people around are usually blacks who accuse everyone else of being racist?
Think of Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Eric Holder and Barack Obama among many others.
Remember how blacks complained that not enough Academy Awards were given to blacks?
Currently, they are calling any and all use of blackface makeup to be racists, but then turn around and hail the portrayal of white historic figures by black actors.
Now, black actor Will Smith is being criticized as not being black enough to play the role of Richard Williams in a movie about tennis greats Serena and Venus Williams.
BBC News – Will Smith ‘casting as Richard Williams’ sparks colourism debate – An upcoming biopic about the father of Serena and Venus Williams has faced criticism amid reports that Will Smith will play the lead role.
Richard Williams, 77, coached his daughters to become two of the world’s greatest tennis players, despite having no previous experience of the game.
But Smith’s reported casting in the film has angered critics, who say he is too light-skinned for the part.
The actor has not yet commented on the reported casting or the criticism.
Colourism is a form of discrimination against dark-skinned people in favour of those with lighter skin from the same race…
I’ve seen firsthand just how true this is, when a store manager was accused of a racial hate crime for stopping a black shoplifter.
He was cleared by police and district attorney, until a black activist came to town and got involved.
The manager ended up being charged, losing his job, his wife and kids, his house and everything, only to be fully exonerated and acquitted after two years of a legal nightmare.
Some black activists are not happy unless they have something to complain about, real or imaginary.
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