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We’ll make this city our’s as we burn it to the ground.


Born in San Bernardino, Calif., Stanfield says he learned to how to act by codeswitching in his everyday life. “I could hang out with the white guys, who were considered by the hood to be corny dudes,” Stanfield says later, while sipping on a whiskey coke at a Park City sports bar. “I could go chill with the gangbangers. I could go chill with anyone and fit right into whatever mold because I knew how to switch. That was something I realized early on. Like, ‘What is my identity?’ And I realized my identity is in all of those. I learned how to survive that way, and it’s been valuable for my career.” - Lakeith Stanfield for Complex