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I’m not sure how I missed this for so long.

Ok, writing the tags for this post felt weird.

Categories: Viral Things Tags: african-american, black, cotton, field trip, schoolchildren, slavery

The film stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Christoph Waltz, and is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2012.

The Atlatnics Ta-Nehisi Coates gives his thoughts:

It’s also really dangerous to get caught up in that narrative. The violence is seductive and can find you arguing along the same barren lines as those you allegedly oppose. It is not merely wrong to focus on the militarism of the Civil War because those who do so generally don’t want to talk about slavery. It is wrong because such a focus says that the only thing important about war are those who carry the guns.

Sorry, Ta-Nehesi, I couldn’t hear your political correctness over how awesome the music was.

Categories: Pop-culture, Social commentary Tags: blaxploitation, Civil War, Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino, slavery, Ta-Nehisi Coates