During a recent interview with Playboy Magazine, actor Samuel L. Jackson made it known that he wasn’t really feeling the way the President spoke in public.
Jackson criticized Obama for trying to relate to the average man through his dialect.
“First of all, we know it ain’t because of his blackness, so I say stop trying to “relate.” Be a leader. Be f**king 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 who cared about me, who has a well-read background, I f**king conjugate.”
The president has been criticized for not being able to relate to working-class Americans in the past due to his prestigious education.
Jackson publicly backed President Obama in 2008 and 2012.
What do you think of Jackson’s assessment of the President’s speech?
Is code-switching still necessary in this day and age?
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