Kill Bill and White Appropriation

“Tarantino is the first white filmmaker to forge a career based on disreputable, underclass taste ? the movie culture that black urban youth were raised on and affectionately viewed as their own. Vernita [Vivica Fox’s character’s] daughter arrives home from grade school in time to watch her mother nailed to the kitchen cabinet by a knife. It takes a near-idiotic mentality to detach this scene from its sociological and psychological horror and then laugh. Movie-nerd Tarantino goes for shock, but he also aims for pain. His penchant for pop effects does not erase the fact that this is a black woman butchered by a white woman.”