Source YourBlackWorld – On Jamie Foxx’s performance in “Django Unchained”:
Black people could sit there and remember his words ‘I am one in ten thousand.’ He played his part. And when they asked him about the word “nigg*r” that was used so much — I think about 110 times — he said “Well, you know, I had a chance to work off my frustration.” He was killing all these white folk. Well, how does a white person see that? How do white people who feel the guilt of what their fathers have done to us, how do they feel? Do you think that they don’t think that if black folk had a chance to do to them what they had done to us — that’s what the movie is saying — that one out of ten thousand will be like that and maybe more. So to me, I loved his part. He played it well. Samuel Jackson, he played his part well. I mean if I were a Tom sitting in the theater — I mean he played Tom to the max — so, a lightweight Tom would want to get out of being a Tom just looking at the way he played Uncle Tom. DiCaprio, he played the white man jammed up.”
Dr. Boyce Watkins says that, during the film, he has similar observations to those noted by Farrakhan. Dr. Watkins says that the very direct nature by which Django went about getting revenge or the undeniable harms suffered by himself and his people was the kind of on-screen portrayal that would make a lot of people nervous. He also says that the tense political climate in the United States means that this film could have an impact far beyond that which was intended by those who made the film.