Bush also added that she'd overheard some evacuees desiring permanent relocation to Texas, and considered that prospect "sort of scary." It's all well and good for our sports stadiums, but it will not do to have minorities move into your neighborhood. Even if your neighborhood is literally the size of Texas.
Quentin Tarantino Thinks He Can Use The N-Word Because He, Quentin Tarantino, Is An N-Word
In the early '90s, Quentin Tarantino captained his ship of expletives across a vast sea of fake blood to loot Hollywood for all it was worth. Unsurprisingly, scenes like Pulp Fiction's "dead n****r storage" bit -- in which a character played by the director singlehandedly gives Jim-Crow-era Alabama a run for its money -- struck some ill chords. Spike Lee, for instance, called the scene "too much," and "not cute," while Denzel Washington chewed Tarantino out on a crowded movie set, thereby kicking off a seven-year feud between the two men.
In a 1994 Vibe interview, Tarantino presented reasoning for his use of the slur that was downright noble: "My feeling is the word 'n****r' is probably the most volatile word in the English language. The minute any word has that much power, as far as I'm concerned, everyone on the planet should scream it. No word deserves that much power. I'm not afraid of it." Not entirely right, but his heart was in a good place. If only he'd stopped there.
"When I was growing up in the '60s, 'n****r' was a fighting word. It never was to me because I always said, 'Okay, I can be identified as that, because it speaks volumes about who I am. It's somebody who's not to be fucked with, it's somebody who grew up a certain kind of way, who has certain kinds of traits that will get your ass fucked up if you step to them the wrong way.' I'm one of those kind of people, yeah."