What do you think of Do the Right Thing? It’s pretty much polarized critics and just normal, everyday viewers (which critics are really just glorified versions of) ever since its release in 1989.
But since it’s likely been a while since this film has left our national consciousness, let me give you a refresher:
- The white cops murdered Radio Raheem (black)
- Sal is white
- Therefore, Sal is also guilty of Radio Raheem’s death
- Therefore, Mookie is justified in rioting Sal’s restaurant and having it burned to the ground