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Daniel Kaluuya on Racism in America and in Britain

In this clip from his Screen Tests interview, actor Daniel Kaluuya ('Get Out', 'Black Panther', and 'Black Mirror') gives his thoughts about the racism in America vs. the racism in Britain.

Released on 3/27/2018

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Daniel Kaluuya

Lynn Hirschberg

Transcript

00:00
So I feel like racism's more pronounced in America.
00:05
The disease is still there.
00:07
It's the same disease but it just manifests
00:09
in a different way and British culture
00:11
is way more reserved so it's more systematic.
00:13
I think in America you have the systematic
00:15
and then you have the overt.
00:16
But also the history of America
00:19
is to do with racial relations.
00:22
Well a lot of the people that are within London
00:25
have come from,
00:26
my family's from Uganda,
00:27
come from Africa, come from Caribbean.
00:29
So they've come from this culture
00:31
and they've kinda like usually come from the commonwealth
00:34
and have been colonized by the west.
00:37
So we're like navigating that.
00:39
But it's why a lot of black British artists
00:42
are in America.
00:43
It's not seen in England but it's felt
00:47
and it's oppressive and it stops you from becoming
00:50
your best you at times.
00:52
[Interviewer] So you would say the overt is bad
00:55
but the hidden is maybe...
00:56
Nah, I think racism's just sucks innit.
01:00
Across the board innit.
01:01
Like no matter how it comes out
01:02
it's kinda fucking shit.