Watching The Hobbit and discussing whether or not Thorin is a racist.
I mean, basically, Dwarves are a displaced and oppressed people. Thorin isn’t racist towards Elves, because Middle Earth culture and power structures are geared towards reverence of Elves and Thorin’s hostility is a reaction to that. While Elrond may be polite to Thorin and feed him and translate his map, he still benefits from Elven Privilege and fails to acknowledge that or the systemic power structures that keep Dwarves marginalised.
Gandalf is a dick, because rather than acknowledge Thorin’s oppression, he just bloviates at him, perpetuating stereotypes about Dwarven stubbornness. How about instead of telling Thorin he needs to respect the Elves and give them a chance, you acknowledge that he has a right to be angry? By invalidating his anger and gaslighting him, you are perpetuating the oppression, Gandalf.
Or maybe I’m reading too much into this.