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Movie Critic Likens Django Unchained ‘House Negro’ to Black Republicans Like Michael Steele and Clarence Thomas

Do House Negroes’ and sell-outs still exist? And if so, who are today’s version of House Negroes?  django-jackson

Boston Globe movie critic Wesley Morris likens the House Negro in D’Jango Unchained, played by Samuel L. Jackson,  to black Republicans like Clarence Thomas and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele.

Morris’ review of the movie was positive, in that he thought director Quentin Tarantino did a good job meshing a spaghetti Western with a Civil War era drama, but he spared no criticism of Samuel L. Jackson’s character:

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. 

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