* EverythingIsRacist: Spike Lee is often accused of this, such as when he criticized Creator/ClintEastwood for not featuring any black soldiers in ''Film/LettersFromIwoJima'', even though historically their units weren't present in the locations the story took place in.
* MemeticMutation: "A Spike Lee Joint"
* MinorityShowGhetto: His focus on black people might cause his work to fall into this. His highest grossest film, ''Film/InsideMan'', does star black actor DenzelWashington, but features a more diverse cast than his highly praised, but less successful films like Malcom X and Do the Right Thing.