By Brianne Johnson, Daily Film Columnist
Published January 22, 2013
However, for those who haven’t been subject to racism (of all colors and ethnicities), it’s just another form of entertainment. It’s an anecdote in a comedian’s lineup, a lyric, a theme of next week’s episode and an internet meme.
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I’ve heard that acknowledging racism, even in an ironic way, can take the power out of it. After all, slavery and segregation are behind us — the wound has healed! Hasn’t it?
So, what’s the big deal?
“Tarantino isn’t trying to make a point,” my friend said that night at the theater, “It’s just a movie. You’re supposed to laugh.”
Maybe I’ve missed something. Have I subscribed to the wrong brand of humor?
Wait, aren’t I watching “This is 40”? Oh. Well, that explains a lot.