In the New York Times:
BlacKkKlansman — NYT Critic’s Pick
Directed by Spike Lee
Reviewed by A.O. Scott
Aug. 9, 2018
In the middle of “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s new joint — his best nondocumentary feature in more than a decade and one of his greatest …
A.O. eventually sums up the message he wants his fellow white people to take home:
Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white.
Personally, I had always been under the impression that it was your mom and dad who made you white. But, thanks for clearing that up for us, A.O.!
Here are pictures of A.O. Scott’s parents, both of them professors, both of them white.
Here’s a picture of their son, A.O. Scott, a professorial movie reviewer and, perhaps unsurprisingly, also a white.
Did these white professors make A.O. white through some complex postmodern process by their being racist?
Or did they make their son white the old-fashioned way?