Skip to comments.Boston Globe Says Django Unchained Conjures 'House Negroes' Like Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain
Posted on 12/29/2012 12:48:49 PM PST by drewh
The Boston Globe's review of "Django Unchained" stands as a prime example of stellar movie criticism. Critic Wesley Morris clearly spent hours crafting his thoughts, likely in tribute to the film's artistic excellence. Yet Morris' column contains a paragraph that could be considered even uglier than the violence pulsating through director Quentin Tarantino's genre mashup.
Samuel L. Jackson plays crusty, waxen Stephen as a vision of depraved loyalty and bombastic jive that cuts right past the obvious association with Uncle Tom. The movie is too modern for what Jackson is doing to be limited to 1853. Hes conjuring the house Negro, yes, but playing him as though he were Clarence Thomas or Alan Keyes or Herman Cain or Michael Steele, men whom some black people find embarrassing.
What a loaded last sentence.
It's a safe bet the writer includes himself in that category. The men in question are certainly very different. Thomas is a cool, calculated legal eagle, while Cain is a charismatic talker with great business savvy. Steele is a political animal, someone well versed in the ebb and flow of the news cycle. And Keyes is a social conservative of the first order.
What does their skin color have to do with it? Tarantino isn't directly calling the four men house Negroes. That's Morris' interpretation. And it's a rather distasteful one
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It is a very simple equation. Critic Wesley Morris is black so he can say whatever he damned well pleases about race without fear of contridiction or recrimination. Period. Protected species and all that bollox.
I guess Keyes, Thomas and Cain got a little too uppity.
He was probably Candylands fathers personal valet and most trusted advisor, the Globe critic is totally off his rocker
It’s a black thang, you wouldn’t understand.
Every now and then I am reminded as to exactly why I cancelled and then stopped reading the Boston Glub.
As to be expected, the Black men named are to be vilified and scorned precisely because they are successful, respected, and can/are are held as good examples of what MLK preached.
Naturally, the Glub is a mere part of the NYT. I just love my tagline.
“men whom some black people find embarrassing.”
Too bad they didn’t find people like Cornel West, Al Sharpton, all the hip hop thugs etc. embarrassing instead.
More like Uncle Ben than Uncle Tom.
The paper should be named to the Boston Procencial
Herman Cain is a successful GOP black man who the average white liberal has no explanation for, so they have to start calling racial names.
The “House Negroes” can hold their heads up high because they have escaped the Nanny State Plantation without the help of the race warlords.
“If you’re black and you don’t act like a feral goat you are a “house negro”
Feral goat? You are way too kind.
RACIST CRITIC weasley morris
It's a black thing you wouldn't understand
It's an Obama thing you wouldn't understand
Shame on him for growing up in a two parent family, getting a Baylor degree in three years and a year of grad school while completeing his 4 years of eligibility.
I’m sure this Django review by this black critic sent the self-flagellating Globe readers into paroxysms of delight.
It's a racist thing that neither Morris nor 0bama would understand.
Oh no you didn’t! Spot On, and well said.
I find Michael Steele pretty damn embarrassing, and I am not Black.
Any black person who opposes the eternal expansion of the Holy Mother Welfare State is apparently a House Negro by default.
Seems to me the true house negroes are the ones that are completely subserviant to their DemocRAT masters.
As if combining the IQs of the entire MSM would reach a small percentage of Justice Thomas.
Journalists do what they do because they are as stupid as politicians, but are not quite as putrid and immoral enough yet to rise to pure excrement status.
Sure, and the likes of Barry “Harvard” Obama and company are pure field hand.
As far as I know, any ‘journalist’ toting the Leftist line is the one on the plantation.
Somebody should make a game show. The game show could be called Supreme Court Justice or Junior High School Chick? Then various opinions could be read aloud by the panel which were written by Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and a junior high school chick. The contestants would have to figure out which ones were which.
>Samuel L. Jackson plays crusty, waxen Stephen as a vision of depraved loyalty and bombastic jive that cuts right past the obvious association with Uncle Tom. The movie is too modern for what Jackson is doing to be limited to 1853. Hes conjuring the house Negro, yes, but playing him as though he were Clarence Thomas or Alan Keyes or Herman Cain or Michael Steele, men whom some black people find embarrassing.<
Methinks little Wesley doth protest too much.
Bam is the top one in that category.
Oh well, censored again. I don’t think the N word is racist, just descriptive.
The Liberals love to hate themselves and worship tribal cultures that for ten of thousands of years, still starve.
You cannot fix suicidal.