Friday, March 08, 2013
“There were slave revolts in the antebellum South. Someday, perhaps, someone will make a movie about one. For that someone, reading William Styron’s “The Confessions of Nat Turner” would be a good place to start. And “Django Unchained” could serve as a primer on what not to do. That this travesty was nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay, let alone that it won, is an aesthetic and a moral scandal.” ~Hendrik Hertzberg on “Django Unchained” and the context of slavery
Ta-Nehisi Coates has an excellent essay on contemporary racism here.
(Photo of Brad Allen by Luca Campri)