Saturday, January 12, 2013

Carl Dix on "Django Unchained"
Revolution Books NYC, Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Django Unchained has generated a lot of controversy. Spike Lee has called for a boycott of the film. Others have trashed it for portraying Black people as clowns, for its violence and for the many times the N-word is heard. These folk think this movie is terrible.

Carl Dix says Django Unchained is a fine movie, one that people need to see! The brutal enslavement of Black people was a key part of the foundation for all the wealth and power of America. The horrible reality of slavery in this country is something that has been hidden from view. This movie brings that horrible reality to light, without trying to justify it or prettify it.
Carl Dix discusses this movie; its significance; what it has to do with the criminalization, discrimination and inequality Black people confront today.