This is the question that I want to ask the blowhard, internet, freedom fighters of today whose opportunistic taste buds get tingly and hot when a movie like Django Unchained is released.
If it isn’t Tarantino that is the target it is DL Hughley, or Kanye West. Not seeing the correlation? My point to all of these race champions who have written 1,000 word diatribes breaking down the history of the word nigger and why it makes them boohoo cry at night is that it is a fad to blog about it. Not only is it a fad but it comes off as hot air from a biased voice because most of the writers did not even watch the movie.
Whoa! I know, I know, you don’t want to give old racist Quentin your $10 for his movie since it will no doubt slip into the pockets of those Uncle Toms like Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson right? Well I suppose Cristoph Waltz is an Uncle Tom in his own right too being that he was front and center in the last “controversial” Tarantino movie Inglourious Basterds.
There are so many rants on this movie it is almost comical yet I can see from the $80+ million dollars that it has made that people really aren’t reading… or caring… or maybe they see your rants the same way I do.
Not all black people are offended by the word nigger, and it has nothing to do with missing out on it’s history or origins (so spare us the 800 word explanation on this). In my more than 3 decades on this earth I have had it hurled at me in real time quite a bit and have reacted on it the way it should be reacted; but a younger 20-something feigning anger at the word would not understand the true feeling of an insulting “nigger” thrown his/her way – I can’t imagine.
People who have been there and done that with the word have learned (for the most part) how to diffuse its power so it is very telling as to who reacts versus who doesn’t Your posts, not Django Unchained are insulting because it assumes that we all should be upset as black people.
When you are called a nigger to your face I will explain to you how it feels since many of you are operating off of theory. You don’t think about history in those few seconds, or the “impact” it is supposed to have on you and your black skin… no… you think of 4 things:
- Should I attack the person because from what I know i’m supposed to attack the person.
- How do I shut this person up so that they know they can’t call me out my name again.
- Did anybody hear that? If I let it slide will it make me look like a punk?
- I’ll just throw an insult back.
When I sat to watch Django Unchained all I felt was a bit of reminiscing because many of the movies that influenced Tarantino are ones I had seen in the past. I remembered Mandingo for the slave fighting portions, I remembered certain Westerns, and I like many of you remembered ROOTS.
When the numerous shouts and references to “nigger” were made they added to the time period because that is how liberally people used it back then. To be honest I was so into the plot and action going on that the word only came to my mind when I saw the backlash on the internet. It’s all so freaking stupid.
Go and check out Django Unchained if you haven’t done so already, it is a good time for all colors as it’s more Western than “slave movie” as these misinformed blogs will have you believe.See some words or phrases that you don't understand? Check out The Dragon's Lexicon.