Samuel L. Jackson: 'I Voted for Obama Because He's Black'
2/13/2012, 1:45 p.m.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson says in an interview for the March issue of Ebony magazine that he became a supporter of Barack Obama in 2008 because of his race.
According to the interview, the Oscar-nominated screen legend admits that his decision to vote for Obama had nothing to do with his political beliefs.
"I voted for Barack because he was black. 'Cuz that's why other folks vote for other people -- because they look like them," Jackson was quoted as saying.
'That's American politics, pure and simple,' he added. "[Obama's] message didn't mean **** to me. In the end, he's a politician. I just hoped he would do some of what he said he was gonna do," Jackson continued. "I know politicians say ****; they lie. 'Cuz they want to get elected."
The actor also went on to defend his use of the N-word, explaining it was used at home while he was growing up.
Said Jackson: 'When it comes down to it, they wouldn't have elected a n*****, because what's a n*****? A n***** is scary. Obama ain't scary at all. N****** don't have beers at the White House. N****** don't let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call [him] a liar. A n***** would have stopped the meeting right there and said, "Who the **** said that?"