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Is Quentin Taranytino just plain not any good bad at talking to black people?

Is it white chauvinism for me to suggest that whites are more sensitive than blacks on this issue? Here's my interview with Pam Grier after the LA press screening of "Jackie Brown."

And here's my 4-star review of "Jackie Brown.

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