In discussing Lee Daniels’ latest big-screen debut of The Butler, Piers Morgan asked the film producer and director is America “a more or less racist country since Barack Obama became president?”
Sitting aside cast members Cuba Gooding Jr. and Lenny Kravitz, Daniels responded by saying:
Wow, that’s a powerful question. I think that people are angry that he is president… So, yea. I think so, sadly. I think so.
Morgan immediately turns to recording artist turned actor Lenny Kravitz and proceeds to ask him had he ever suffered, first hand, the kind of racism being discussed, to which Kravitz answered:
Yes, as a child. In growing up, going to school. You always bump into that kind of thing, by certain individuals. Has the world gotten better, in general? Yes… but it’s still there. There are people who, when you move forward –– there are always going to be people that don’t want to go that way, don’t want to buy into that, they want to hold on to their traditions and their beliefs and the way they were raised.
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