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    Re: Katt Williams says Quentin Tarantino has no business using the N-word

    Jamie Fox endorsed the use of the n-word in the new movie as it brings the rawness and violence of the period to the forefront of discussion.

    One black guy trumps another black guy. Just the way it works.
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    Re: Katt Williams says Quentin Tarantino has no business using the N-word

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Within families, family members are often allowed* to say things that those outside the family are not. Within groups of friends, friends are allowed to say things that those outside the group are not. Within states, residents are allowed to say things that those outside the state are not. Within nations, citizens are allowed to say things that outside of the nation are not. Within racial groups, those within the group are allowed to say things that those outside of the group are not. That's just the way humanity works. We accept certain things from those within a group that we do not accept as easily from those outside of it usually because we aren't familiar with the character and intent of those outside our groups.

    The reason many black people don't like it when non-blacks (particularly whites) use the word is the same reason many Americans don't like it when non-Americans make fun of the United States or when friends don't like it when people outside of their group make fun of one of them and so on. It's pretty simple and easy to understand.

    *allowed in this context means "able to use without disapproval"
    And I would hope the Cinema had the same "able to use without disapproval" option.

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    Re: Katt Williams says Quentin Tarantino has no business using the N-word

    Quote Originally Posted by Zariak View Post
    I'm a fan of Tarantino, and particulary enjoyed Pulp Fiction, which has the n-word about twenty times throughout, and deals with race.

    I have yet to see Django Unchained, but I plan on seeing it when it's released.

    Katt Williams says Tarantino has no business using the N-word.

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    Katt Williams On Quentin Tarantino: “I Checked With All Of N*ggadom, You Don’t Get A Pass”
    That fact that it is suggested that black people as a whole ("N*ggadom") have the authority to issue "passes" to white people who wish to use the N word for one reason or another- while feeling that they inherently have the right to use the word as they see fit, without having been issued a "pass"- is more offensive than Tarantino's use of the word.
    "We need to ask some very tough questions of the senator from Illinois. It's not enough to be black, it's not enough to be articulate, it's not enough to be eloquent and a media darling. The only question will be how deaf an ear, or how blind an eye will people turn in order to turn a frog into a prince." -Eddie Huff

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    Re: Katt Williams says Quentin Tarantino has no business using the N-word

    Is Carlos Mencia black? He says it all the time. Slight hypocrisy to not go after him.

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    Re: Katt Williams says Quentin Tarantino has no business using the N-word

    How can you make a film that deals with the slave era without using that word?

    In any case, it's not illegal to use the word. It's controversial because for the most part those who use it who are not black (for whom it appears to be somewhat less controversial) reveal themselves to be racists. Now if you are upset because there is some onus against racism, well, suck it.

    Words have the power to hurt. When used carelessly, this is certainly one of those words. It makes sense that people should think twice before crossing the Ni*clang* horizon. I have (rarely) used it in quotes, when I felt it was necessary and appropriate to prove a point and no one has accused me of being a racist for it. That is how Tarantino has used it in this film. It's not gratuitous. It's totally tuitous.

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    Re: Katt Williams says Quentin Tarantino has no business using the N-word

    He has every business using that word. Its a movie about slaves set back in that time period where the N word was used very often...


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