*In 83 days our lives will be changed. Hopefully, for the better.
Q: Why do you think people that look like us don’t use their voting power as often as they should?
Jamie Foxx: We fail to understand our history. Every Black person I’ve talked to doesn’t know our history. They don’t know what slavery meant. They don’t know how many people died within those 400 years – all they were asking for was to be counted. I don’t give a damn who you vote for! Vote because [people] died [for you to have the right to vote].
My grandmother got up every day and picked cotton. My grandfather said: “I’m going to have a dollar in my pocket when I leave this earth so you can have a million dollars in yours.’ So, for us to sit back and come up with all these conspiracy theories and different things…We don’t know our history. People died for us, they marched for us, they stood in front of water cannons, and they stood in front of dogs so we could have the opportunity.
If you think your vote doesn’t count then why do you think they work so hard discouraging you to vote…It doesn’t make sense! They’re constantly trying to throw some type of boomerang. They say, ‘we don’t have to work today because they’ve already done it to themselves.’ Don’t give into them.
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Jamie Foxx’s latest film “Project Power” releases globally on Netflix this Friday, August 14.
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