Samuel L. Jackson: I wanted San Bernardino shooter to be ‘another… crazy white dude’

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When Samuel L. Jackson heard the news about the San Bernardino shooting, he was really hoping that the shooter was “another… crazy white dude.”

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter‘s “Awards Chatter,” Jackson turned the talk away from his acting career for a moment to address racism and terrorism.

“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,” he said, “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, s***. It’s here. And it’s here in another kind of way.’”

He went on to express sympathy for American Muslims who are now facing discrimination and distrust simply because they share the same religion with these extremist terrorists. He even went on to call them the “new young black men.”

“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,” he said.

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