Trip (Denzel Washington) is one of the primary characters in "Glory," a soldier who must fight for America and overcome a whole host of prejudices along the way. Denzel Washington won an Academy Award for portraying him.
Trip: Hey, yo, nigger, that's my spot, see. Cpl. Thomas Searles: If you don't mind, there's more sufficient reading light here. Trip: Oooh, I like it when niggers talk good as white folks! Cpl. Thomas Searles: I'd be happy to teach you. Trip: Now, listen here, I ain't got nothin' to learn from no house nigger, you hear? Cpl. Thomas Searles: I am a free man! Trip: Oh, really? Then move your free black ass out my spot, see!