AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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12/29/12

HE SAID, SHE SAID....Django Unchained: Infotainment As History


 HE SAID....

By Gerald Wright

'...In this film there are limited glimpses of black and white scenes of sadism in the shameful chapter in America's history. I wondered if the film's purpose was to sanitize this and use off-beat humor to make it bearable? When you have KKK members arguing about the correct head of their hoods, it doesn't make bigotry hilarious...'

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Gerald Wright
National Association of Black Journalists
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SHE SAID....

'...DiCaprio's cartoonish plantation potentate villain aside - this is an idyllic South including stylishly attired compliant, when not outright conspiratorial with the Massa slaves happily prancing about the grounds, and women among them eagerly serving as seductive bordello babes on the premises. All possibly revealing a lot less about Old Dixie, than the sugar coated present, where popular culture is layered over with cruelty and violence for laughs, and whatever sells...'

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Prairie Miller
Newsblaze Newswire

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