On a more serious note: erasing the existence of something because it is racist seems to me – admittedly a white person, so sorry if I say something dumb or oppressive here – like a very, very bad idea. The way I see it, we shouldn’t be trying to quietly brush examples of racism under the rug, pretending racism doesn’t and didn’t exist. Instead we should be confronting the existence of racism both in the past and in the present. Assuaging white guilt by hiding the shit white people have done and continue to do is not a good justification for erasing a film.
I don’t think the idea of the thread is to erase films from existence but to remove them from X director’s canon. IE: if X director hadn’t directed Y film his oeuvre would be spotless and perfect and blah blah blah