Lee Daniels Says Racism Isn’t “Real” Because He Doesn’t “Embrace” It

Lee Daniels Says Racism Isn’t “Real” Because He Doesn’t “Embrace” It

Lee Daniels Says Racism Isn’t Real

‘Empire’ creator, Lee Daniels, recently chatted with the ladies of The Real about the racist reaction to a black Santa at Mall of America. According to The Grio, Daniels admitted to being in denial about race relations in America because he’s wealthy and lives in Hollywood.

“I wouldn’t be where I was if I embraced racism. If I embraced it, then it became real. And if it became real, I would be an angry black man.”

“I’ve been in denial about,” he added, in response to the current state of race relations in the country.

Daniels, who is openly gay, also said that for his children, the concept of race is “incomprehensible” because they grew up with both a black and white father.

What do you think of Daniel’s comments about race?