Not making light of slavery. However, I did find it only appropos that I give my take on the whole Django controversy.
While I am both a fan of Quentin Tarantino and have genuine love for my people, I am not in a race to see this movie.
Many people like Dick Gregory and Spike Lee have made excellent points about why people of color should or should not see this flick, I'm not phased.
Wanna know why? Because in a sense, $hit has not changed.
They throw us a crumb and we act like its the cow.
A crumb is still a crumb and there is no justifying or glorifying slavery.
You can say that Jews and Mexicans were able to overcome the obstacles but from POV, they had the sense of community that a lot of Black communities have been missing out on for some time.
Only a handful of us have the sense to pass things forward to make someone else's life better. A small percentage of New Money Negroes are too busy patting themselves on the back for getting ahead and the remainder are still chasing the crumbs as they come and go which is rather quick since many have their priorities mixed up.
Is there one answer? Hell no but if you know that your $10-12 would be put to better use, hold on to it. And if you're desperate for entertainment (I will be back to business soon, I've got bills), RUN to your DVD guy. If you don't have one, I know of someone that has that unreleased Halle Berry movie where she plays someone who is unbalanced. Since she's behind it, I haven't given into temptation but I know how it is.
Anyway, here is an interesting trailer that shows one of many Black cowboy movies from the 70's as well as the original Mandingo trailer.