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Black Panther Actor Chadwick Boseman Talks Racism In America

By Firstladyb

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Black Panther Actor  Chadwick Boseman Talks Racism In America

Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman grew up in a religious home in Anderson, South Carolina, and even though he had a happy childhood, Boseman explained to media outlet  Mr. Porter that racism was present.

“It’s not hard to find in South Carolina, Chadwick Boseman shared with the publication.  Going to high school, I’d see Confederate flags on trucks. I know what it’s like to be a kid at an ice-cream shop when some little white kid calls you ‘nigger’, but your parents tell you to calm down because they know it could blow up. We even had trucks try to run us off the road.”

Black Panther Actor  Chadwick Boseman Talks Racism In America
Mr. Porter

In the middle of an intense cultural and political climate, Boseman was asked if a film like  Black Panther feels like progress.

“Let me give you an example,” he says. “When I was shooting Black Panther in Atlanta, I used to drive back on off-days to go see my family in Anderson. It’s about two hours. And I would see the Klan holding rallies in a Walmart car park. So it’s like we’re going forwards and backwards at the same time. People don’t want to experience change, they just want to wake up and it’s different. But this – shooting Civil War and then driving past the Klan – that’s what change feels like.”


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