Daniel Kaluuya, who was recently nominated for Best Supporting Actor at this year’s Oscars for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah delivered a powerful and funny monologue about race and racism in both the United Kingdom and in the United States.
“First of all, I know you’re hearing my accent and thinking, ‘Oh no, he’s not Black — he’s British,” Kaluuya joked before referencing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey: “Basically I’m what the royal family was worried the baby would look like.”
He also said that people frequently ask him whether British racism or American racism is worse. “Let me put it this way. British racism is so bad, white people left. They wanted to be free — free to create their own kind of racism. So that’s why they created Australia, South Africa and Boston.”
He said a lot more.
Watch him below: