will i am & miriam margolyes

Will.i.am with Miriam Margolyes of the Harry Potter series on the Graham Norton show, Friday, June 22, 2012.

*It’s so crazy to hear white folks say stuff like, “I have had black people in my home before.” Or, “I know plenty of black people.”

It’s as though black people are the speckled pup in the room that everyone wants to claim to have touched or encountered in one way or another.

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But, there’s a new, more honest, quote that came up in the news over the weekend.

“I don’t know many black people,” Miriam Margolyes, who plays Professor Sprout in the epic Harry Potter series, told Will.i.am on the Graham Norton show Friday night. He sat stunned and surprised at the British actresses candid remarks throughout the interview as he laughed and covered his face. (more…)