It seems, 12 Years a Slave's Benedict Cumberbatch has a family history steeped in slavery's "system of unimaginable violence":
Its proceeds, trickling down through generations, helped Benedict attend Harrow, the £33,000-a-year boarding school which has produced no fewer than seven British prime ministers.
His role as a slave owner in the new film, as well as his part as William Pitt the Younger in Amazing Grace, a movie about slavery abolitionist William Wilberforce, attest to his sense of shame. Indeed, he said at the time of making Amazing Grace that the role was a ‘sort of apology’ for his ancestry.
Meanwhile, white Americans want to fucking argue - disgusting.
This is what a good white guy looks like - and does, unprompted - so Benedict Cumberbatch needn't worry:
His Ghetto Pass is assured,…