The n-word is overused, misused and socially abused on sites like Facebook and Twitter all the time. And while we act as if Rihanna has done something extraordinarily taboo, I challenge you to check the Instagram accounts and tweets of many other hip-hop artists and friends.
I will give Spike Lee his props. I will give John Singleton his respect. But directors such as Tyler Perry and many others who continue to profit from such slander and stereotype of the black population should be held responsible for such backlash that comes from Django.
As with Inglourious Basterds, in Django Tarantino once again seems to speak directly to the heart and from the minds of the characters he is writing for, and taps into the imaginatively creative and fantastical outcome that makes this a great movie experience.
Making reference to the N-word, slavery, Madea, and other derogatory and ignorant comments that some say when referring to African Americans is not cool to me. It has been something that has been on my mind for weeks. I can't seem to shake it off nor ignore it.
Gwyneth Paltrow's tweet opened a floodgate of discussion about the use and misuse of the N-word and the process was culturally defining and highly educational. Now the national media should take on the R-word: Redskin.