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He was portrayed by George T. Odom.
When he comes home angry from work, he abuses his wife and kids. He often is unsupportive of their kids going to college, because they teach nothing, according to him, about the black man. Contrary to what some have speculated, not all of his abuses are alcohol-driven. A lot of the time he is sober, and he knows exactly what he was doing. On the job he can be quite obnoxious (though not Eddie Murphy-level obnoxious, hence he's not really an obnoxious man), insulting Caucasian people. It was clear he lived through the terrors of Jim Crow violence and racism (he came from Georgia, as he reveals to Dennis, half way into the movie, which mind you, though all of America had vicious racism, had a vicious form of deceit, thanks to poverty, typical of the South and Midwest), and so it's made him angry and evil towards whites.
That is not to say he was always a bad guy. He does bond with Dennis, his son, in one scene. And he does hug his wife and kiss her. However, it was too late when he realizes he must change. His wife is in the hospital, because of all the abuse he's done to her. He gets killed by Luther and his gang later (and possibly this is his punishment from God for doing this, through the lens of this family, who are Christians). His wife dies.