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Film maker, Quentin Tarantino is known for creating controversial movies. With movies like Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and recently, Django Unchained, Tarantino does not shy away from the issue of racism in America. Now Tarantino is stirring the pot on on the issue in his new film, The Hateful Eight. While doing an interview with Vulture magazine, Tarantino speaks on his new movie and how it has ties with police shootings in America.
So what is Hateful Eight saying about the 2010s?
I’m not trying to make Hateful Eight contemporary in any way, shape, or form. I’m just trying to tell my story. It gets to be a little too much when you try to do that, when you try to make a hippie Western or try to make a counterculture Western.
Hateful Eight uses the Civil War as a backdrop, sort of like how The Good, the Bad and the Ugly does.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly doesn’t get into the racial conflicts of the Civil War; it’s just a thing that’s happening. My movie is about the country being torn apart by it, and the racial aftermath, six, seven, eight, ten years later.
That’s going to make this movie feel contemporary. Everybody’s talking about race right now.
I know. I’m very excited by that.
Finally, the issue of white supremacy is being talked about and dealt with. And it’s what the movie’s about.
How did what’s happening in Baltimore and Ferguson find its way into The Hateful Eight?
It was already in the script. It was already in the footage we shot. It just happens to be timely right now. We’re not trying to make it timely. It is timely. I love the fact that people are talking and dealing with the institutional racism that has existed in this country and been ignored. I feel like it’s another ’60s moment, where the people themselves had to expose how ugly they were before things could change. I’m hopeful that that’s happening now.
The Hateful Eight opens in theaters Christmas Day 2015.
- Ballah-moni Kollie (Gottadream87)
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A Ohio woman got an unpleasant welcome from her neighbors after she bought property with the intention of opening a beauty school.
40-year-old Nicole Rhodes says that she purchased property in Youngstown, Ohio to open up a beauty school, and since renovating the property, Rhodes says that she has been receiving hate mail from neighbors, and someone set her 2006 Ford F-150 truck on fire Monday.
In an interview with the NY Daily News, Rhodes says that she cannot believe that this kind of racism still exists in 2015.
“This can’t be real. This just can’t be real,” Rhodes told the New York Daily News. “It just cannot be this serious… Black skin just can’t make you go destroying property.”
The police chief of Youngstown has filed a report stating that the letter received prior to the arson was “menacing” now that Rhodes is in fear of her life. The mother of four says that she doesn’t encourage hate. Rhodes has decided to sell the building in Youngstown, and move her beauty school to another town. Until then, Rhodes says she has put 16 surveillance cameras around her property.
Really? Is this 2015 or 1955?
– Ballah-moni Kollie (@Gottadream87)
photo credit: Madame Noire
A Virginia Lowes Employee got his own taste of racism after being told he couldn’t deliver a package because he is Black. According to Fox 10, Marcus Bradley, was on his way to deliver a package to a customer when he received a phone call from his manager telling him that he needs to return back to the store, because the customer does not want Black people in their home.
While investigating, Fox 1o went to the customer’s home to confirm that they did not want an African American delivery driver. The woman who turned away the employee confirmed the accusations, saying she has a right to allow whom she wants in her home and, “did not feel bad about anything.”
Bradley insists that the incident will not cause him to quit his job, but he feels that Lowes should have put their foot down.
The manager has been fired from Lowes for honoring the racist requests of a customer, and taking Bradley off of his route.
– Ballah-moni Kollie (@Gottadream87)
photo credit: Madame Noire
“If you kick all Latinos out of this country, who is going to be cleaning your toilet Donald Trump” – Kelly Osbourne pic.twitter.com/a7Ylz4Elu2
— Karεn Ciѵil (@KarenCivil) August 4, 2015
Donald Trump has, unfortunately, been the topic of conversation since he made rude comments about people of Mexican descent when he announced his intent to run for president. Kelly Osbourne was a guest on ABC’s The View when the topic of the comment Donald Trump made came into play. In the above clip, Kelly Osbourne gave her opinion on what would happen if Latin people were sent back to their countries.
Racism is dead, they say.
– Ballah-moni Kollie (@Gottadream87)
2015 and racism still thrives in America
Recent stripping of the confederate flag upset many white supremacists in the South. They’ve responded by riding around in their big boy trucks with the confederate flag standing tall outside of their trucks. But apparently for a particular group, riding in traffic with the hate symbol wasn’t cutting it.
A video recently surfaced the web of armed, white supremacists in Atlanta crashing a black child’s birthday screaming racial slurs threatening to “kill y’all n*ggas”. Reportedly, there has been no law enforcement done and the situation is being investigated, even though there isn’t much investigation needed since there’s visuals but.. sips tea.
Press play to witness the ugly that still exists in the land that promises liberty and justice for all.
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Ex-First Lady Hilary Clinton has sparked the conversation of White privilege and fear of Black men after her recent speech
Democratic presidential candidate and former First Lady Hillary Clinton has caused quite a stir, after talking about “systemic racism” during a speech at Columbia University on Thursday. During her speech she stated,
Let’s be honest, for a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a hoodie still evokes a twinge of fear.”
This is her strategy to get Black voters by sparking a conversation about how Whites fear of Blacks in general must be addressed, but she may lose some votes due to the sensitive racism issue she is addressing.
Hulk Hogan has been dropped from WWE after a racist conversation was leaked
WWE has allegedly cut all ties with Hulk Hogan after a National Enquirer report revealed the superstar making extremely racist comments on an unauthorized sex tape.
“I guess we’re all a little racist,” he stated on the tape, according to multiple sources confirmed in an exclusive to The National Enquirer and RadarOnline.com.
In an exchange between Hogan and Heather Clem, who he sued for invasion of privacy after their sex tape leaked to a website, Hulk expressed his frustrations with his daughter Brooke, 27.
She is making some real bad decisions now. My daughter Brooke jumped sides on me. I spent $2-3 million on her music career, I’ve done everything like a jackass for her. The one option Brooke had, Brooke’s career besides me, is sell beach records.”
Hogan stressed how a “black billionaire guy” had offered to fund her music career and attempts to justify his bigotry.
I don’t know if Brooke was f*cking the black guy’s son. I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f*cking n*ggers. But then when it comes to nice people and sh*t, and whatever.”
According to sources, Hogan stated, “I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f*ck some n*gger, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n*gger worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player! I guess we’re all a little racist. Fucking n*gger.”
Transcripts of the entire conversation have been filed in a Florida court, under seal, in a bid to prevent them from being publicly released, according to The National Enquirer and RadarOnline.com.
So no more Hulkamania for now. Hulk has released an apology stating,
Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it…I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.”
The Baltimore uprising, the Ferguson protests, the Chapel Hill murders, the Charleston terrorist attack, and the Chattanooga terrorism all remind me why I wrote #TalkToMe: The Five Conversations We Need To Have, But Aren’t. Continue reading Qasim Rashid on #TalkToMe: Changing the Conversation About Race Relations, Terrorism, Marginalization, and Violence in America
It has been reported the distribution of Ku Klux Klan flyers in a predominately Black neighborhood in North Charleston occurred last week
Residents in the Dorchester Waylyn community of North Charleston, SC have been spotting KKK flyers around their neighborhood starting last week. The flyer claims to have been put out by the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and reads:
You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake.”
It then promotes the website and a hotline to call for further information and an option to apply. This type of racist propaganda comes after the Confederate flag was taken down from the Statehouse lawn and some groups are now expressing their alternative agenda. It has been reported that a Ku Klux Klan protest will take place this Saturday in front of the SC Statehouse building protesting the flags’ removal.
Hate and racism are ideologies that can’t necessarily be changed when embedded in the culture and minds of a group; however, this type of thinking should not be tolerated when the human rights of people have been continuously violated.