Regé-Jean Page on Roots and history

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In an interview with The Interview Magazine, Regé-Jean Page said

Roots is not huge in London, but it depends on who you talk to. In the States it’s a little more ubiquitous. In the U.K., if I talk to any of my friends with a bit of melanin, they’ll know what I’m talking about. If I’m talking to my white friends, they won’t. You get more of a straight down divide in the U.K. I expect that it’s because we’re a little better at the whole PR exercise around that particular part of history in the U.K. We’re quite happy to go, “That’s an American story. We came in at the end and saved everyone because we abolished slavery in the U.K. so we’re the heroes,” which is actually complete bullshit. We’re very happy not to associate ourselves.

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:label: What would you label this celebrity based on this Fact?

Hi Maria. This quote is about the same subject and from the same interview as the last one. I’ll count it as the same fact, and merge them.