Skip to comments.'Django' an unsettling experience for many blacks
Posted on 12/28/2012 7:03:36 PM PST by thecodont
Tracey White's initial impression of "Django Unchained," Quentin Tarantino's new slave-era shoot-'em-up extravaganza, could be summed up in three words: smart, funny and ugly. Sitting through a recent screening in Beverly Hills, the L.A. costume designer was mostly absorbed and found herself laughing aloud at particularly outrageous moments.
But White, who is black, said her feelings evolved significantly. Two days after reflecting on the matter of slavery and Tarantino's treatment, she pronounced the movie mostly ugly.
"He [Tarantino] gets a good product out of it in terms of wit and a visual look," said White. "But when it was over I found myself wondering, 'What is he trying to do?' I enjoyed the movie when I was in there, but I still have a problem with Tarantino when he deals with our race."
White will certainly not be alone among African Americans in her ambivalence about the gleefully outrageous film. While "Django" has nabbed almost uniformly warm reviews and four NAACP Image Award nominations (including for best picture), the fact is that it is an extremely Hollywood-ized vision of a critical black American experience.
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No stats for the reign of Obama?
My favorite movie of all time is PULP FICTION. BRILLIANT. everything Tarantino has done after that has been pure exploitative crap.
in the 1960s I had rented another apartment across town and planned to move out within 30 days. Meanwhile a very nice young black couple had moved into my current apartment building. When they saw me moving they assured me that I did not have to move on account of them; I assured them that that was not the reason.
Only ten years ago I took the light rail to downtown, it was almost empty. A nice middle-aged black woman boarded and sat down across the isle. As is my wont when approaching my exit (the next stop) I got up and stood at the door. The women exclaimed "You don't have to move on account of me!" I explained that the next stop was my destination.
These two examples were of typical middle class folk.. but 24/7 on TV and in movies; in some homes; in some churches; in universities, public schools; and in all local, state and federal offices it's "blacks are victims and whites are racists."
BTW I will post the interacial sexual assault DoJ figures below. Interesting numbers.
“And now it’s springtime for Hitler and Germany! Deuchland is happy and gay!”
“And now it’s springtime for liberals and Hillary! Go hug a stem cell today!”
But Brooks is a real person, as opposed to the Hollywood weirdo class.
He fought the nazis himself, as an EOD/mineclearing guy in Africa if I remember.
Of course the Duke lacrosse players were among the victims of such nonsense.
I found some interesting and germane information on wiki graffiti that has since be removed because it contained the following:
In the 111,590 cases in which the victim of rape or sexual assault was white, 44.5 percent of the offenders were white, and 33.6 percent of the offenders were black. In the 36,620 cases in which the victim of rape or sexual assault was black, 100 percent of the offenders were black, and 0.0 percent of the offenders were white.
Fortunately the source of the information is still there.. until the Obama/Holder Dept. of Just Us realize that it's open to the public.
I have since prepared a table for years 2000 through the latest available year 2008. I have not downloaded the pdf files so if the Obama/Holder Dept. of Just Us & Our People removed the files. I have no backup.
Criminal Victimization in the United States, [YYYY] Statistical Tables
Table 42: "Percent distribution of single-offender victimizations, by type of crime, race of victim, and perceived race of offender"
|Year of Stats||Total
|Race of Victims||% White
I expected that by now there would be figures through 2010. If there are figures for years after the Department of Justice was replaced by the Obama/Holder Department of Just Us and Our People they are not in this series (see links at the bottom of my reply #6) that I used.
There was a link in the DoJ 2006 *.pdf file but I get 404 or whatever means "it ain't there."
I prefer “Jackie Brown.”
Gee, and I thought she might be put off by the gratuitous, sadistic murder of whites.
And just like pre-Hitler Germany, we are in total denial.
That is sadly true. The only people speaking out (IMO) are the fundamental Christians who believe the Bible as the Word of God (and therefore the Jews as God's chosen), but the chosen have forgotten themselves (with some exceptions - obviously).
When you are in show business, there is no such thing as bad publicity. Tarantino might be taking a beating in the politically correct media but his movie is raking in the money faster than he can spend it.
This link? Check out page 30.
This link? Check out page 30.
Yep Tarentino movies rock and ate great fun. You know he’s hitting right in the sweet spot when he angers the fuddy duddys on FR and the liberals in Hollywood.
There was a little yellow note on the cover of the 2006 file that refers to additional files in the series. That is the link that I could not get to work.. I already had pdf files for 2007 and 2008; I was looking for 2009 and beyond.
Here is the path and file name that you referenced followed by the path and file name of the 2006 file that I used. A quick look suggests the numbers I used are the same in both.
The latter path and file has the little yellow note on the cover that refers to a link that I could not get to work.
I thought Pulp was pure trash....but that’s just me....sexist...racist...and Samuel Jackson who I have come to loathe...
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