White people love to use the N word, whether or not they care to admit it. Even Whites who swear they aren’t ‘racist’ or ‘prejudiced’ or whatever will usually let that word fly from their pink lips as soon as a Black person pisses them off in some way. Some refer to Blacks as ‘niggers’ so much that when they become born again and profess to ‘love everybody’ regardless of race, that word still comes out of their mouths quite easily (I saw this happen on a talk show once).

Quentin Tarantino is probably the most influential White in this country today who is totally obsessed with the N word. I’m no fan of his, mainly because I don’t care for his directing style, his stories (the screenplays he writes truly aren’t that great), nor his gruesome face. His movies are seriously over-hyped and filled with senseless violence. The fact that the word ‘nigger’ is used so much is also a put off for me, particularly with Django Unchained, which otherwise is the best movie he’s made so far.

The word ‘nigger’ was uttered an astonishing 110 times in Django Unchained, according to one article. In another article, ‘nigger’ was used about 60 times (The Hateful Eight) and around 40 in Jackie Brown. When Whites use the N word, whether it’s a Quentin Tarantino movie or a Stephen King story, it’s got a sting that isn’t there when a Black person uses it, and Black people pronounce it ‘nigga’, not ‘nigger’. One writer stated –

Samuel L. Jackson won’t bite the hand that helped launch him from bit player to full-on Hollywood legend. The n-word, he says, is just a way to be true to the period and setting of Tarantino’s movies. “I know from growing up in the South that white people talk about you like you ain’t in the room,” Jackson, who grew up in Tennessee, told Buzzfeed. Spoken like a true Uncle Tom, which a great many Southern Blacks sure know how to be!

Quentin, who also hails from Tennessee – the birth state of the Ku Klux Klan – has vociferously defended his right to use the N word in his movies.

On “nigger,” Tarantino said: The way women talk about men when there are no men around is different from the way women talk about men when there are men around. It’s like, when you say a nigger joke, you gotta use the word “nigger” or it’s not funny. It’s only the dirtiness of it, the nastiness of it, that makes it funny. So I don’t want you to censor the way my characters talk.

The Guardian reported on January 6, 1998: A questioner, a young black man, threatened to spoil the love-in. “Why are there so many uses of the word nigger? You won’t get away with it.” “Yes, I do,” Tarantino said, attracting a round of applause.

 

At the Berlin Film Festival in 1998, (Samuel L.) Jackson repeated his disdain of a black/white double standard regarding the word “nigger,” and took some swipes at Lee directly. “[Jackie Brown] is a wonderful homage to black exploitation films [of the ‘70s],” he said. “This is a good film. And Spike hasn’t made one of those in a few years.” Jackson also took exception to, in E!’s words, “Lee acting like he’s the elected voice of African-Americans.” Jackson’s response was, “I didn’t get a chance to vote in that election.”

Lee, with whom Jackson also worked previously (“I’ve said ‘nigger’ in Spike Lee movies,” Jackson told Playboy in 2000), framed Jackson’s defense of Tarantino as “a lot like the house negro defending the massa,” according to The Washington Post in 1998. Sounds that way to me too.

 

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