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I would suggest that your argument that Neo Confederates are the reason behind the short history that I posted or that the Neo Confederates are the ones who promote the idea that somehow blacks were a significant numbers among the slaveholders of the South is ridiculous, (your words) .. I would suggest that you take it up with the writer of the history (and one of my former professors).Joseph Holloway, Ph.D.http://www.csun.edu/csbs/departments/pan_african_studies/faculty_pages/holloway.html
BTW, I haven't seen the movie yet, but I did read an interesting take on the film over at Breitbart's Big Hollywood:http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/01/08/Django-Unchained-The-Most-Liberal-Film-of-2012In the article, the writer points out that the real villain of the film is the Samuel L Jackson character, a house slave who has come to value his position more than freedom. Indeed according to the writer he hates freedom because it threatens that position.
What a wonderful analogy for a Government Employee!
I saw the film ( which was very long). The Jackson character was among many villains, he was the slave that smelled out the plan to get Djangos wife away from the plantation. His position was as good as he could have gotten at the time. It's not as if he could quit and go find something else.
The House slaves received their positions because they placed the master's wishes and well being above their own and above that of their fellow slaves. It wouldn't do for a house slave to catch wind of an attempted escape, for example, as he would sell out the escapees in order to ingratiate himself with the master. There's a reason why, to this day, the term "House Ni**er" is a curse and an insult.
If I'm not mistake, that is the same invective that either Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpeton used to describe candidate Obama back in 2008.