Samuel L. Jackson has managed to upset a lot of people once again with his opinions about cross-cultural race issues. After expressing disapproval at a British actor being cast in the role of an African-American in the Jordan Peele horror film 'Get Out', star Daniel Kaluuya has hit back.

Daniel KaluuyaDaniel Kaluuya slams Samuel L. Jackson's comments about him

Following his suggestion that black people in Britain don't have the same awareness about race issues as black people in America, Samuel L. Jackson has incited 'Black Mirror' actor Daniel Kaluuya to respond to those comments; and it seems he holds a lot of resentment 'that [he has] to prove that [he's] black'. 

While he respects Jackson for his career and the work he's done for black people in the past, Daniel finds it frustrating that he goes from being 'too black' to not 'black enough'. 'When I'm around black people I'm made to feel "other" because I'm dark-skinned', he told GQ magazine. 'I've had to wrestle with that, with people going "You're too black." Then I come to America and they say, "You're not black enough."'

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One of the main points that Jackson made about the casting was regarding the inter-racial relationship between Daniel's character Chris and his girlfriend Rose (played by Allison Williams). 'Daniel grew up in a country where they've been interracial dating for a hundred years', Jackson told Hot 97. 'What would a brother from America have made of that role?'

'That script spoke to me', Daniel argued. 'I've been to Ugandan weddings, and funerals, and seen that cousin bring a white girl. That's a thing in all communities.' He also adds that he suspects Jackson's idea of what British black people might have gone through is flawed because issues in the UK don't tend to spread into mainstream or international media.

'The people who are the reason I'm even about to have a career, had to live in a time where they went looking for housing and signs would say, "NO IRISH. NO DOGS. NO BLACKS." That's reality', he continued. 'Police would round up all these black people, get them in the back of a van, and wrap them in blankets so their bruises wouldn't show when they beat them. That's the history that London has gone through. The Brixton riots, the Tottenham riots, the 2011 riots, because black people were being killed by police. That's what's happening in London.'

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By now, Daniel is getting tired of having to provide a list of reasons why he understands black issues in order to be accepted in the role, despite the fact that he's had to live with often being the only black person in a room for most of his life.

'This is the frustrating thing', he says. 'In order to prove that I can play this role, I have to open up about the trauma that I've experienced as a black person. I have to show off my struggle so that people accept that I'm black. No matter that every single room I go to I'm usually the darkest person there. I resent that I have to prove that I'm black.'