Quentin Tarantino

What are the views of Quentin Tarantino on Race?

2015-2012

Black Lives Matter Supporter

2015-1998

Advocates Against Racism

2015

Black Lives Matter Activist

Pro Whites Writing Black Stories

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Quentin Tarantino

Black Lives Matter Supporter

16 Dec 2015

YOUTUBE.com

In an interview on The Howard Stern Show

For the last over year and a half but in particularly for the last year and a half, I’ve been, like a lot of people, sitting on my couch, watching television and watching seemingly one sickening incident after another that never seems to stop. Literally unarmed people being shot and killed. […] Talk to black folks they’ll be saying […] “This didn’t start a year and a half ago”, all right but now with actually iPhones capturing this footage and seeing it that seems pretty undeniable to us […] There is this institutional racism that is that is just bred in law enforcement that’s happened in the last 30 years and it needs to stop and to be silent is to acquiesce to it.

Possibly Advocates Against Racism

19 Nov 2015

ARCHIVE.org

In an interview with AXSTv

I have a vast interest in race in this country. In the way blacks and whites have dealt with each other and, in particular, these last hundred years. It’s a theme that I can’t get away from. I always keep going back to it. But, it’s such an important theme in America, and such an ignored theme, for the most part, in Hollywood movies that I don’t really need much more of a theme, as long as I have that one. It doesn’t even always have to be about white and black, but it usually is. […] Not only do I think that it relates to it [THE HATEFUL EIGHT], I think it… might be the only movie coming out this year that actually directly addresses it to some degree or another… It addresses the chasm. It addresses the resentment… And it addresses how hard some hatchets are to bury. All that is actually dealt with. When I wrote the film, I wasn’t trying to make an overt political statement about today. But I really realized pretty quickly that, ‘Oh wow, this is kind of almost a blue state, red state Western.’ Because both communities are dealt with. And it’s not a bad guy, good guy thing either. Nobody’s really good in this movie.
Quentin Tarantino

Black Lives Matter Activist

4 Nov 2015

LATIMES.com

In an interview with Los Angeles Times after participating in a police brutality protest

All cops are not murderers. I never said that. I never even implied that […] I do believe that the cops who killed Eric Garner are murderers. I do believe that when Walter Scott was shot in the back in the park eight times by a cop, he was murdered. I do believe Tamir Rice was murdered.
Quentin Tarantino

Advocates Against Racism

3 Nov 2015

CO.uk

In an interview with GQ

Finally, the issue of white supremacy is being talked about and dealt with. And it’s what the movie’s about. It was already in the script. It was already in the footage we shot. It just happens to be timely right now. We’re not trying to make it timely. It is timely. I love the fact that people are talking and dealing with the institutional racism that has existed in this country and been ignored. I feel like it’s another Sixties moment, where the people themselves had to expose how ugly they were before things could change.

Black Lives Matter Activist

24 Oct 2015

NYPOST.com

In a protest against police brutality in New York

I’m a human being with a conscience […] And if you believe there’s murder going on, then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered. When I see murders, I do not stand by … I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers.
Quentin Tarantino

Pro Whites Writing Black Stories

12 Oct 2015

NYTIMES.com

In an interview with The New York Times

But when the black critics came out with savage think pieces about ‘Django,’ I couldn’t have cared less. If people don’t like my movies, they don’t like my movies, and if they don’t get it, it doesn’t matter. The bad taste that was left in my mouth had to do with this: It’s been a long time since the subject of a writer’s skin was mentioned as often as mine. You wouldn’t think the color of a writer’s skin should have any effect on the words themselves. In a lot of the more ugly pieces my motives were really brought to bear in the most negative way. It’s like I’m some supervillain coming up with this stuff.’

Anti War on Drugs

Black Lives Matter Supporter

8 Dec 2012

CBC.ca

In an episode of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight Show

his whole thing of the, this “war on drugs,” and the mass incarcerations that have happened pretty much for the last 40 years has just decimated the black male population. It’s slavery, it is just, it’s just slavery through and through, and it’s just the same fear of the black male that existed back in the 1800s. And uh, you know there’s a reason – I mean, especially having even directed a movie about slavery, and you know the scenes that we have in the slave town, the slave auction town, where they’re moving back and forth. Well that looks like standing in the top tier of a prison system and watching the things go down. And between the private prisons and the public prisons, the way prisoners are traded back and forth. And literally all the reasons that they have for keeping this going are all the same reasons they had for keeping slavery going after the whole world had pretty much decided that it was immoral.

Advocates Against Racism

5 Jan 1998

THEGUARDIAN.com

In an interview with The Guardian

I kind of grew up surrounded by black culture. I went to an all black school. It is the culture that I identify with. I can identify with other cultures too; we all have a lot of people inside of us, and one of the ones inside of me is black. Don’t let the pigmentation fool you; it is a state of mind. It has affected me a lot in my work.

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