What is in a sense worst of all is that many of the most troubling films of the past are also some of the best.
Unlike say Al Jolson’s ‘The Jazz Singer’ or Neil Diamond’s ‘The Jazz Singer’ some racist films are also enduring works of art that you absolutely positively should watch if you love or want to be educated about cinema.
It’s not so easy to discard or relegate them ‘archival interest only’ as much as we all might be better off if it was.
So yes your parents love some very racist films — but that’s not because you were raised by dyed-in-the-wool racists (unless you were).
You were just raised by people who were exposed to the best movies of all time.
Should you want to see them too it’s best to go in well aware and with open eyes.