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7 white men considered ‘untouchable’

When Jay-Z got into a beef with screen legend Robert De Niro, it was interesting to see how few of us took any sides. First of all, if De Niro’s account is right, that Jay-Z ignored or refused to return any of his six calls, then he was in the wrong in the first place and it’s indefensible.

Secondly, there are certain white people who have accrued considerable stock in the urban community for one reason or another. It’s hard to get mad at De Niro when he’s starred in some of our most beloved movies (Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Casino and Cape Fear) and he has made black women his life’s priority.

Al Pacino (standing in the left frame) and Robert De Niro began sculpting their legendary careers on the set of “The Godfather Part II,” though they never appeared in a single scene together.

But he is hardly alone in the “untouchable white man” category. Here are others who get much love from the black community.

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  1. zobop republic on November 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I’m sick & tired of Pres. Clinton being called the first “Black President”! R U kiddin’ me?
    …and yes; De Niro makes Black women ‘his’ priority!

    • Terry on November 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      You are not the only one who abhor and detest that term of Clinton as the “first black president.” It sickens me to this day. But that is the accurate perception of Slick Willie by a large percentage of the black electorate in the 1990s, something that has always baffled me.

  2. Roger Lee on November 22, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Al Pacino is not a white person. He is descended from the Arabs and other North Africans who overran Southern Italy and Sicily. Just look at him – and many of the other actors in The Godfather – and you can see they are mixed-race.