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We just say there are five, you know, racial groups in the US. I say that these folks are what we call a sixth American. Theres something different. They are somebody who - they dont exist in any particular racial category, so they all feel it and they kind of congregate to each other.
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I've been blessed by doing classic plays on Broadway, which was one of my great dreams forever.

— Michael Emerson

It worries me a little bit the reach and power of TV. More people saw me in 'The Practice' than will ever see me in all the stage plays I ever do. Which is sort of humbling. Or troubling. Or both.

— Michael Emerson

I think people respond to villains because people in general are more villainous than heroic.

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In part because they had no choice, right? If you were a slave, you did what the master said. And they said to worship: "You're going to worship with us."

— Michael Emerson

We've had people say, "Now when I go to work, I don't feel uncomfortable talking to people of different races, and I go up and introduce myself, and I start making a new friend I wouldn't have done otherwise."

— Michael Emerson

Humor is so culturally based that when I try to tell a joke as me being a white American, if I tell other white Americans, they'll laugh. If I tell an African American, they might not laugh. In fact, they either might not find it funny, or they might find it offensive, and I didn't mean it to be offensive. So these are the sort of little things that build up over time, just like in a marriage. You know, the little things can build up over time.

— Michael Emerson

So these are the kind of things that now when people are trying to move towards multiracial congregations that they're stressing. They're talking about these scriptures that say we ought to come together, and that at Pentecost, when that the Holy Spirit is said to have come upon the first Christians, they were given the ability to speak in different languages, and so that no matter who the people were, they could all worship together.

— Michael Emerson

If we go into white congregations, non-whites will sometimes say it felt like worship never started. It was sort of dead and didn't feel that warmly received. But so - and there are different realities either way, and it makes it difficult for all groups to try and cross boundaries.

— Michael Emerson

If you move here from somewhere else, I often think if I move to Germany, for example, or if I move China and I go worship there I will understand and I'll be willing to give up a lot of my culture because I'm in somebody else's homeland. So I'm going to have to act German or Chinese, whatever that might mean.

— Michael Emerson

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