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Spike Lee rants about gentrification - New York's black culture being erased by white residents
dailymail. ^ | 26 February 2014 | By Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 02/26/2014 12:11:24 PM PST by dennisw

The Brooklyn-raised director launched into an argument about the drawbacks of gentrification Compared Fort Greene Park to the 'motherf*****' Wesminster Dog Show' because it is so clean Lee was raised in Brooklyn but has lived in the Upper East Side since 2000

Spike Lee went on a long-winded rant against gentrification in New York City on Tuesday night when he was asked to argue against the development of poorer neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Harlem.

The director, who has focused on racial issues and gentrification in his films, blasted an audience member at the Pratt Institute who started defending the changes in the neighborhoods.

'Let me just kill you right now,' Lee said to the unidentified questioner.

Lee pointed the finger at white New Yorkers who have moved into historically black neighborhoods and changed the environment, arguing that those changes have caused the areas to evolve into something completely different.

'Here’s the thing: I grew up here in Fort Greene. I grew up here in New York. It’s changed. And why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the south Bronx, in Harlem, in Bed Stuy, in Crown Heights for the facilities to get better?' he said.

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'The garbage wasn’t picked up every mother*****’ day when I was living in 165 Washington Park. P.S. 20 was not good. P.S. 11. Rothschild 294. The police weren’t around.

'When you see white mothers pushing their babies in strollers, three o’clock in the morning on 125th Street, that must tell you something.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: blackkk; brooklyn; crownheights; gentrification; harlem; limolibs; newyorkcity; spikelee; thugculture
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1 posted on 02/26/2014 12:11:24 PM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw

But he’s not a racist.


2 posted on 02/26/2014 12:12:59 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: dennisw
Spike Lee rants

Dog bites man.

3 posted on 02/26/2014 12:14:07 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: dennisw

I’m just thinking what the MSM would say if it was the other way round; a white guy talking about what’s happened to the Italian/Jewish/etc. neighborhoods taken over the opposite way ...


4 posted on 02/26/2014 12:15:16 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: dennisw

Better that they remain decrepit, crime-infested Hellholes.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 12:15:26 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: dennisw

And why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the south Bronx, in Harlem, in Bed Stuy, in Crown Heights for the facilities to get better?’ he said.

Because maybe they don’t trash it out as much and respect property? Just sayin’ homey.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 12:15:58 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: dennisw
Maybe Spike Lee can get a map of New York City and draw red lines around the districts he doesn't want to allow whites to move into.
7 posted on 02/26/2014 12:16:06 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: dennisw
Lee pointed the finger at white New Yorkers who have moved into historically black neighborhoods and changed the environment, arguing that those changes have caused the areas to evolve into something completely different.

Lee pointed the finger at black New Yorkers who have moved into historically white neighborhoods and changed the environment, arguing that those changes have caused the areas to evolve into something completely different.

Notice the difference?

8 posted on 02/26/2014 12:16:42 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: dennisw
And why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the south Bronx, in Harlem, in Bed Stuy, in Crown Heights for the facilities to get better?' he said.

Gee, I don't know. Maybe it is because they don't p*ss in the elevators. Or smoke crack on their front stoops? Or toss their trash down the stairways? Ya think?

9 posted on 02/26/2014 12:16:50 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: dennisw

‘When you see white mothers pushing their babies in strollers, three o’clock in the morning on 125th Street, that must tell you something.’

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Sure does. The order to kill them cracker babies was not taken seriously.


10 posted on 02/26/2014 12:16:58 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: dennisw

the weird thing is, I’ve liked several of his movies. He actually can be subtle and insightful in that format.

John Savage played a mostly sympathetic white homesteader in Bed Stuy in “Do The Right Thing”


11 posted on 02/26/2014 12:16:59 PM PST by babble-on
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To: dennisw

Don’t look now, Spike, but there’s been millions of black abortions concurrent with the arrival of tens of millions of Hispanic illegals. What do you think of that wholesale population replacement?


12 posted on 02/26/2014 12:17:59 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Cowboy Bob

less crime, less decay, MORE mixed racially

oh how horrile for Spike Lee


13 posted on 02/26/2014 12:18:07 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: dennisw

But I bet ole Spike doesn’t own a house in any of those ghetto neighborhoods.


14 posted on 02/26/2014 12:18:16 PM PST by circlecity
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To: dennisw

How’s he going to be able to make money by making movies about terrible neighborhoods if whitey fixes them all up?


15 posted on 02/26/2014 12:18:20 PM PST by jiggyboy
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To: Arm_Bears

You can bet that Thug Lee doesn’t still live in a decrepit, crime-infested Hellhole.

He must be mad that white people cleaned them up.


16 posted on 02/26/2014 12:18:38 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: dennisw

Maybe he should be ranting about Planned Parenthood and their ongoing genocide of black babies.


17 posted on 02/26/2014 12:18:42 PM PST by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: dennisw

But of course the moron forgot to mention that the white and immigrant culture was wiped out by the black culture before this.


18 posted on 02/26/2014 12:19:20 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: dennisw
Spike Lee went on a long-winded rant against gentrification in New York City on Tuesday night when he was asked to argue against the development of poorer neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Harlem....

Lee pointed the finger at white New Yorkers who have moved into historically black neighborhoods and changed the environment, arguing that those changes have caused the areas to evolve into something completely different.

Typical Liberal. He doesn't want blacks to do any better either. He thinks they should be proud of their squalor and dependency. But he managed to move out of the "poor" neighborhood that was inhabited primarily of African Americans.

No Hypocrisy here.

19 posted on 02/26/2014 12:19:57 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: dennisw

Black culture?

Baby mommies and daddies. Food stamps. Mother’s Day. Gangsta. Hold your gun like ‘this’. Obamaphones. Welfare checks. Colt45. Thug Ball. Keep your pimp hand strong.

Such a rich culture I could go on forever


20 posted on 02/26/2014 12:20:47 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: dennisw
"When you see white mothers pushing their babies in strollers, three o’clock in the morning on 125th Street, that must tell you something.

That they're nuts?

21 posted on 02/26/2014 12:21:17 PM PST by Tax-chick (I've forgotten most of those languages, but I remember the joke.)
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To: babble-on

So Spike.....become part of the pro life movement. Roe vs. Wade is responsible for a black genocide greater than Margaret Sanger or Hitler himself could have ever imagined. Reports just yesterday that more than half of the abortions in NYC were of black children. Rant about that!


22 posted on 02/26/2014 12:21:46 PM PST by cumbo78
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To: Steely Tom

I grew up with generations of history of my tribe of no water, no education, taking slaves from other tribes, no medicine, and dam-it, I want to keep the stupidity of 5,000 years of my race.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 12:22:05 PM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: dennisw

Hey, Spike, if you love the slums so much, why don’t you go live there?

Images of Spike Lee’s house, Upper East Side:

https://www.google.com/search?q=spike+lee’s+house+upper+east+side&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-SearchBox&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=i0wOU8b_F6zgsATMo4GQDA&ved=0CDAQsAQ&biw=1152&bih=660


24 posted on 02/26/2014 12:22:11 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: dennisw

That man truly has no clue.


25 posted on 02/26/2014 12:23:02 PM PST by MRadtke (Light a candle or curse the darkness?)
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To: dennisw

Is this a parody or what?


26 posted on 02/26/2014 12:23:09 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: dennisw

“And why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the south Bronx, in Harlem, in Bed Stuy, in Crown Heights for the facilities to get better?”

An influx of taxpayers and decline of leeches might have something to do with it...


27 posted on 02/26/2014 12:23:33 PM PST by varyouga
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To: dennisw

To Spike Lee: Those neighborhoods were white before they became black (mostly because of black violence!)


28 posted on 02/26/2014 12:23:41 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: dennisw

“New York’s black culture being erased by white residents”

I assume that’s code for property values going up?


29 posted on 02/26/2014 12:23:46 PM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: dennisw

I never liked him, and I like him less now.


30 posted on 02/26/2014 12:24:30 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Cicero

Spike Lee Lists Upper East Side NYC Townhouse for $32M
Wednesday, January 8, 2014, by Amy Schellenbaum

****** from your link. When he sells he can move to Yonkers and commute


31 posted on 02/26/2014 12:25:25 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

If white people move in, it’s criticized by the race hustlers as “gentrification”. When white people move out, it’s criticized as “white flight”. Apparently, anything that white people do is seen as a form of oppression. The race hustlers should just be honest with themselves and everyone else and admit that they just don’t like white people.


32 posted on 02/26/2014 12:26:10 PM PST by arista
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To: trisham

He’s got time to rant this racist pap? spike...go make yet another exceptionally bad movie, you pinhead racist.


33 posted on 02/26/2014 12:26:50 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: dennisw
More....

'There were brothers playing mother*****’ African drums in Mount Morris Park for 40 years and now they can’t do it anymore because the new inhabitants said the drums are loud.'

'My father’s a great jazz musician. He bought a house in nineteen-motherf*****’-sixty-eight, and the motherf*****' people moved in last year and called the cops on my father. He’s not — he doesn’t even play electric bass! It’s acoustic! We bought the motherf*****’ house in nineteen-sixty-motherf*****’-eight and now you call the cops? In 2013? Get the f*** outta here!'


 


34 posted on 02/26/2014 12:27:11 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Tax-chick

I’m male, but I recall walking the babies at 3am to try get them back to sleep. In a safe part of San Francisco. Maybe 125th in NY is that safe now.


35 posted on 02/26/2014 12:28:06 PM PST by buwaya
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To: zerosix

Washington DC is now black minority. So many whites and Asians and Hispanics have moved in due to the FedGov’s Godzilla like growth. Blacks used to be the majority population there


36 posted on 02/26/2014 12:28:53 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

At a time that MOST black babies conceived in NYC, the problem is GENTRIFICATION...? WOW.

If he still lives Brooklyn why doesn’t he LIVE THERE?


37 posted on 02/26/2014 12:28:57 PM PST by gaijin
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To: dennisw

Yet, he’s not in jail for threatening to kill the questioner.

In 1973, the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, TX changed overnight due to “white flight” when the almigthy DISD decided that the poor widdle black kids needed to go to the big rich (aka middle class) white schools and the well educated wealthy (same middle class) kids needed to be bussed to the dregs of black schools outside their neighborhoods. Now days, no one would be caught out past high noon on some streets there. What does that tell you, Spike, huh?


38 posted on 02/26/2014 12:29:37 PM PST by bgill
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To: Responsibility2nd

All those inserted “mother ******s” are just Spike Lee keepin it real


39 posted on 02/26/2014 12:30:31 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: buwaya
Maybe 125th in NY is that safe now.

That's a possibility. I've been known to take the babies out on the doorstep at 3:00 a.m., but not go pushing up the street, because I'm in my pajamas for one thing.

40 posted on 02/26/2014 12:30:37 PM PST by Tax-chick (I've forgotten most of those languages, but I remember the joke.)
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To: DwFry

Pretty much that.
The rent is too d*** high, as the other fellow put it.


41 posted on 02/26/2014 12:31:22 PM PST by buwaya
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To: dennisw
white New Yorkers who have moved into historically black neighborhoods

There are no "historically black neighborhoods" in NYC - not even Harlem - that weren't previously white neighborhoods.

Spike Lee likes to talk about history a lot, but doesn't like to read it.

42 posted on 02/26/2014 12:31:58 PM PST by wideawake
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To: hal ogen

I disliked his first movie, and never watched anything else he did.


43 posted on 02/26/2014 12:32:22 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I’ve never seen a single one, just read about them.


44 posted on 02/26/2014 12:33:13 PM PST by Tax-chick (I've forgotten most of those languages, but I remember the joke.)
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To: Tax-chick

The only thing you’ve missed is being annoyed.


45 posted on 02/26/2014 12:34:02 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dennisw

“Boys in the hood”
Spike must think its a comedy movie.


46 posted on 02/26/2014 12:34:51 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: dennisw

What I got our of his racist rant is that he thinks blacks makes for bad neighborhoods and white make for safer neighborhoods.


47 posted on 02/26/2014 12:34:58 PM PST by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: dennisw

White removes blight....

Don’t understand the problem.

No one’s telling em they can’t peddle drugs and practice acts of violence elsewhere....


48 posted on 02/26/2014 12:34:59 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: dennisw

Poor Spike wants to go back to the Reagan years, he is just to stupid to know it.


49 posted on 02/26/2014 12:36:51 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: dennisw

Preserve the crime-infested ghettos!


50 posted on 02/26/2014 12:37:56 PM PST by windsorknot
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