Actor Samuel L. Jackson Hoped San Bernardino Terrorist WAS A CRAZY WHITE DUDE
If your first thought after hearing about a terror attack is how it might benefit your personal politics, there’s something wrong with you.
The Hollywood Reporter has the story:
Jackson says he empathizes with innocent Muslim-Americans who have fallen under the veil of suspicion because a few other people who share their religion have committed atrocities against their countrymen: “When that thing happened in France, we were sitting there going, ‘Oh, my God, these terrorists!’ And I can’t even tell you how much that day the thing that happened in San Bernardino — I was in Hawaii — how much I really wanted that to just be another, you know, crazy white dude, and not really some Muslims, because it’s like: ‘Oh, shit. It’s here. And it’s here in another kind of way.’ Now, okay, it happened on an Army base and it happened somewhere else. But now? It’s like they have a legitimate reason now to look at your Muslim neighbor, friend, whatever in another way. And they become the new young black men.”
How is that not racist?
Hat tip to Weasel Zippers.