In a recent interview with Ebony Magazine, actor Samuel L. Jackson admitted that he voted for Barack Obama 2008 not because of his message, but because of the color of his skin.
"I voted for Barack because he was black. 'Cuz that's why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them ... That's American politics, pure and simple. [Obama's] message didn't mean [bleep] to me."
Ironically, in the same article Jackson accuses Americans of racism while using derogatory terms and saying they would never elect a black man to be president because that would be "scary."
Jackson then went on to drop the N-word several times when discussing Obama, telling the mag, "When it comes down to it, they wouldn't have elected a [bleep]. Because, what's a [bleep]? A [bleep] is scary. Obama ain't scary at all. [Bleeps] don't have beers at the White House. [Bleeps] don't let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call [him] a liar. A [bleep] would have stopped the meeting right there and said, ‘Who the [bleep] said that?' I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, 'cuz he ain't gotta worry about getting re-elected."
So, is it racist that Jackson voted against John McCain because he's white?