Henry Louis Gates Jr.: Why do you think we’ve had to distance ourselves from the pain as we have — which makes your representation shocking?
Quentin Tarantino: I don’t know the answer to that question because I don’t feel that way. I can’t understand why anybody would feel that way. I think America is one of the only countries that has not been forced, sometimes by the rest of the world, to look their own past sins completely in the face. And it’s only by looking them in the face that you can possibly work past them. And it’s not a case where the Turks don’t want to acknowledge the Armenian holocaust, but the Armenians do. Nobody wants to acknowledge it here.