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SMH: Anthony Mackie Links Dreadlocks With Criminals

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Sit down and shut up! Stick to acting.

In a recent interview with The Grio the actor offered a unique perspective against race and racial profiling:
On Selma: “People are just tired of being bombarded with race right now. So everybody is shying away from certain topics and certain movies.”
On Oscar discrimination: “If you look at all the movies and actors that are nominated, they all gave damn good performances. Me specifically, if thats something I want, I have to step my game up. I have to do better movies and I have to act better.”
On racial profiling:“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?”

“Let’s just say you have locks and you walking down the street. The police pull you over and say you fit the description of somebody. You start yelling and arguing with the cops. Next thing you know you pressed up against the wall going to jail for something you’re not even involved in just because you look like somebody and you don’t know how to handle yourself,” Mackie said.

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