Much has been made recently of the Quentin Tarantino black revenge fantasy “Django Unchained”. Indeed blacks love the idea of taking violent revenge against any and all whites for wrongs historical, real and imagined.
But what’s new or novel about this? The original movie came out in 1966 and featured a white man. But blacks were encouraged to take revenge on whites even before that, and while the revenge violence waged by blacks after the Civil War ended with Reconstruction, the revenge violence wage by blacks in the Civil Rights era has continued unabated since 1965.