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Isaiah Plays The Race Card

Kudos to Isaiah Washinton for execising his freedom of speech.
If he’s trying to gain any sympathy or make himself look good, then he’s failing miserably, though.
The actor with homophobic tendencies is profiled in the new issue of Newsweek, in an article entitled “Diary of an Angry Black Man.”
He drops some bombs, and unfortunately they blow up IN HIS FACE!
The fired Grey’s Anatomy star tells the magazine:
Patrick [Dempsey] and I had a philosophical disagreement that got out of hand and that I regret a great deal. I said a lot of negative things that were never reported, but there was one word that caught everyone├óΓé¼Γäós attention, particularly someone who wasn├óΓé¼Γäót even in the room with us. It was a fight between two men that shouldn├óΓé¼Γäót have happened. But someone heard the booming voice of a black man and got really scared and that was the beginning of the end for me. I see that now, but I didn├óΓé¼Γäót then.”
“I apologized and showed my remorse for what I said and for the pain I caused anyone. If a black man can├óΓé¼Γäót get forgiveness in this country, when so many other people like Robert Downey Jr. and the governor of California get second and third chances ├óΓé¼┬ª I think that says a lot about race and this country where we stand.
“I thought them sending me meant they actually wanted me to succeed and come out on the other end. There is no rehab for homophobia├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥that was just some crap being put out by the network. I went into an executive counseling program which many people in this industry know about and go to. They knew what the program was but chose to call it what they wanted to fit their agenda. And more importantly, I volunteered for it because I wanted to understand my fight with Patrick and how it got out of hand like that. I wanted to know what I could do to avoid it happening again.”
“Growing up in the South, I wasn├óΓé¼Γäót exposed to as many different lifestyles and personalities as I could have been. And that├óΓé¼Γäós always a problem, because the more you├óΓé¼Γäóre exposed, clearly the more you know and understand. My mother had several cross-dressing friends who she sometimes referred to with names I├óΓé¼Γäód never use, but she didn├óΓé¼Γäót know any better. There was no hate, just lack of awareness.”
“Well, it didn├óΓé¼Γäót help me on the set that I was a black man who wasn├óΓé¼Γäót a mush-mouth Negro walking around with his head in his hands all the time. I didn├óΓé¼Γäót speak like I├óΓé¼Γäód just left the plantation and that can be a problem for people sometime. 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├óΓé¼Γäóm a 6-foot-1, black man with dark skin and who doesn├óΓé¼Γäót go around saying ├óΓé¼╦£Yessah, massa sir├óΓé¼Γäó and ├óΓé¼╦£No sir, massa├óΓé¼Γäó to everyone? It├óΓé¼Γäós nuts when your presence alone can just scare people, and that made me a prime candidate to take the heat in a dysfunctional family.├óΓé¼Γäó├óΓé¼Γäó
“My mistake was believing that I would get the support from my network and all of my cast mates across the board. My mistake was believing I could correct a wrong with honesty and sincerity. My mistake was thinking black people get second chances. I was wrong on all fronts.”
Why is his publicist letting him do all these interviews?????????

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