Well, Palpateen, you make some good points there. Spike Lee has made some great films, though: "Malcolm X", "Do the Right Thing", "Clockers", "He Got Game", "4 Little Girls", "Get on the Bus", etc. However, Spike's last film was the dreadful "She Hate Me". What film preceeded that one? The even worse "Bamboozled". Let's just hope that his next film is above par. "Back to the Future" is a fantasy. Zemeckis deliberately toys with the audience by manipulating pop culture references and by placing them in an unexpected context, a strategy which forms the basis for much of the humor in the film. I think people know that Marty McFly didn't teach Chuck Berry rock and roll. As I mentioned earlier, the fact that we know this adds to the level of amusement that Zemeckis is able to mine from the scene. That Michael J. Fox is white has nothing to do with it. People tend to bring their own issues to films, and project them onto whatever they see on the screen (Hmmmmm.......I think there might be a few people around these boards who do a very similar thing.....). That isn't always a good manner in which to approach things.