written by Peter Steinfeld, from the novel by Elmore Leonard
Sin LaSalle: Have you lost your mind? I mean, how is it that you can disrespect a man's ethnicity when you know we've influenced nearly every facet of white America. From our music to our style of dress, not to mention your basic imitation of our sense of cool; walk, talk, dress, mannerisms. We enrich your very existence, all the while contributing to the gross national product through our achievements in corporate America. It's these conceits that comfort me when I'm faced with the ignorant, cowardly, bitter and bigoted who have no talent, no guts. People like you who desecrate things they don't understand when the truth is you should just say "thank you, man," and go about your way. But, apparently, you're incapable of doing that, so-- (he shoots the man in the chest and Dabu accidentally shoots another man) Dabu!
Dabu (André Benjamin): My bad, dog.
Sin: And don’t tell me to be cool. I am cool! (he shoots the man again) Racial epithets. Why does it always come down to that? Makes me sad for my daughter.
Kudos and much thanks go to Crashboom for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.
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