It’s Because I’m Black Isn’t It? Celebrities Who’ve Abused the Race Card
When Isaiah Washington was fired from Gray’s Anatomy, he blamed the race card. According to Isaiah, he was fired because he was black, spoke his mind and refused to be submissive:
“Well, it didn’t help me on the set that I was a black man who wasn’t a mush-mouth Negro walking around with his head in his hands all the time. I didn’t speak like I’d just left the plantation and that can be a problem for people sometime,” he said.
“I had a person in human resources tell me after this thing played out that `some people’ were afraid of me around the studio. I asked her why, because I’m a 6-foot-1, black man with dark skin and who doesn’t go around saying `Yessah, massa sir’ and `No sir, massa’ to everyone?
“It’s nuts when your presence alone can just scare people, and that made me a prime candidate to take the heat in a dysfunctional family,” he said.”
But Isaiah forgot to mention that he was badgering his co-workers and called one gay co-worker the f-word on set — twice.