Spike Lee's most beautifully preachy moments
1. The double truth, Ruth
Do the Right Thing (1989)
As Malcolm Gladwell's Blink proves, there are varying amounts of racism in everyone. Similar to the 25th Hour montage, this scene from Do the Right Thing (arguably Lee's masterpiece) magnifies the dark prejudices that unfortunately thrive when different cultures are thrown together by geography. But not before Lee illustrates how white Americans can treasure the contributions African-Americans have made to the worlds of entertainment and athletics yet show little to no respect for fellow citizens who are black.