Slavery Is Not Like The Holocaust

Ta-Nahisi Coates compares Quentin Tarantino‘s last flick, “Inglourious Basterds,” about WW Two, to his next one, “Django Unchained,” about American slavery: “When I think of ‘Django Unchained‘ all I see are rape scenes and scowling dudes. One of the problems, at least for me, is that I don’t actually hunger for a revenge flick about slavery. I understand why Jews might hunger for a some cathartic revenge in terms of the Holocaust. There’s a certainly clarity to industrialized genocide. But slavery is something different, something at once more variable, intimate and elusive.”

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