Anthony Mackie Says Dreadlocks Lead to Racial Profiling
Damn Anthony Mackie, what did dreadlocks do to you?
The “Black and White” actor gave an interesting interview with The Grio, where he touched on timely issues like’Selma‘s Oscar snub and racial profiling. While his comments on “Selma” thrusted the actor into headlines, his views on dreadlocks really hit a nerve with some folks.
“Like my nephew wanted to grow dreadlocks. I’m like fine, I’ll sit you down and I’ll watch The First 48 with you and everybody you see on that show, that’s doing something wrong, they’re black dudes with dreadlocks. So, do you want to be seen as part of the problem or do you want to be an individual?”
Interestingly enough, Mackie is promoting a movie about a white grandfather left to raise a Black granddaughter and the child’s paternal family who wants custody.
Anthony Mackie must be a “new Black“ like Pharrell. He clearly subscribes to the belief that Black’s wouldn’t get killed if they dressed a certain way. SMH. We’re guessing Mackie isn’t aware of the cases where people have been killed and it didn’t matter if they had dreads or a fade.
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