Tavis Smiley: “Django” Is An Outrage

Tavis Smiley sounds off on Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ and how it flubs the history of American slavery. Money quote: ‘To my mind, there’s clearly a level of arrogance with what Tarantino does, and what he thinks he can get away with. I don’t always agree with Spike Lee on everything, but he’s absolutely right on this. I can’t imagine any other culture that would allow someone to so recklessly use the word “n—-r” in film after film after film. It’s not even like he did it one time. There’s a level of comfort that Tarantino has with appropriating and reimagining black culture and black history, and that’s what I find offensive.’

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