Empress1 April 23, 2015 Share April 23, 2015 Except Rappaport doesn't "act" this way. It's who he is. It's how he was raised. They got an actor that actually fits the character instead of getting someone to act "down". Yep, Michael Rapaport is from New York, and I second watching his Tribe Called Quest documentary. He's played a few characters that straddle racial lines (although his Higher Learning character, a neo-Nazi, was a departure from that). His breakout role was in Zebrahead, where he played a white kid in Detroit who loves hip-hop and has a black best friend whose cousin he falls in love with; in Bamboozled he played a TV network president who was married to a black woman and didn't think Damon Wayans' character, a producer, was "black enough." I was cracking up when Dre was chasing Bow with a spray bottle! The spray bottle is a friend to natural hair - except when it's straightened! "I said good day sir." I missed Pops. I loved the whole topic. Code switching is such a deep thing. And having white people tell you what it means to be black (and that usually is "a checklist of things you see on Yo MTV Raps") is a very real thing. "You're black but you're not, like, black." I'm black and hate collard greens. (I hate all steamed/sauteed greens; it's the texture.) However, fake cheese? Fake cheese is the work of the devil. 6 Link to comment
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