We've heard ad nauseam from a hopeful media -- Daniel Schorr of NPR, commentator Juan Williams and The New Republic among them -- that Obama will be a “post-racial” president. At least some of his supporters haven't gotten the message.
Popular filmmaker and Obama supporter Spike Lee used a passé racial term for
LEE: “I'm jetting straight to -- you know, you're in my, we're a little of the same generation. No, I'm just call it 'chocolate city.' Can we do that?
WHITFIELD: “We can say that!
LEE: “Like Parliament Funkadelic”
WHITFIELD: “People said it forever.”
LEE: “Chocolate, P-funk. Choc,
Lee has often courted controversy, both with his movies and his mouth. Most recently he started a very public dust-up with actor and director Clint Eastwood. Lee criticized Eastwood for not including any black marines in his two 2006 films, “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Letters From
Despite the historical reality that black GIs on
“Many veterans, African-Americans, who survived that war are upset at Clint Eastwood. In his vision of
Matt Philbin is the managing editor for the Culture and Media Institute.