The British-Ugandan actor in an interview with W Magazine spoke candidly about racism in the United States as compared to Britain. According to Daniel Kaluuya, racism is more “pronounced” in America while it is more “systematic” in Britain.
“The disease is still there, it’s the same disease, but it just manifests in a different way. British culture is much more reserved, so it’s more systematic. I think in America, you have the systematic and the overt.”, he said.
He also added that a lot of black British artistes opt to further their careers in the United States due to how oppressive racism is in England and how it stops you from becoming your best at times. “Racism is not seen in England, but it’s felt. And it’s oppressive. And it stops you from being your best you at times.”
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Watch the interview below. Do you agree with him?
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The 28-year-old actor and writer had a very successful year thanks to his outstanding performance in the Oscar-nominated movie “Get Out”. He continued his remarkable run by landing a role in Marvel’s blockbuster hit “Black Panther”.