I know this film wasn't intended as being rascist: Richard Pryor co-wrote it, everyone who is rascist in the film is portrayed as being an idiot etc. But I was wondering if anyone who was black might find it offensive. Obviously there will always be a mixed response, but I was wondering how someone might take it. My friend is only 18 and is one of the few black people around where I live. I don't know him well enough to confont him face to face, but I don't want him to feel uncomfortable. Should I show him this excellent film or will is it possible he would be made to feel uncomfortable or even offended by it? To give you an example, I accidentally lent him my copy of Reservoir Dogs on DVD completely forgetting about that awful Tarantino rascist diatribe that happens in it. Sure Tarantino isn't rascist (according to Sam Jackson at least), the movie almost certainly didn't set out to be rascist, but I can certainly understand my friend feeling uncomfortable when that scene came on! Especially when so many people I know consider the film to be a classic! Obviously I don't think the guys in the film are "cool" when they're talking like that, I just hope he knows that. Anyways... any advice from more film-literate black folks would be appreciated. Is this film generally regarded as offensive (intentionally or not)? Thanks, ~ John PS - Any white Mel Brooks fans wanted to jump in and scream "this film isn't rascist" please don't. I know it isn't, I'm asking for another perspective. Cheers.