Skip to comments.Spike Lee’s Racism Isn’t Cute: ‘M—–f—– Hipster’ Is the New ‘Honkey'
Posted on 03/01/2014 3:05:35 AM PST by oblomov
Its interesting that the director of the richest oeuvre of black films in the history of the medium doesnt understand what the Civil Rights revolution was for. In his expletive-laced comments about the gentrification of Fort Greene during an interview at the Pratt Institute, Spike Lee seemed to think that what we Overcame for was to be grouchy bigots.
Basically, black people are getting paid more money than theyve ever seen in their lives for their houses, and a once sketchy neighborhood is now quiet and pleasant. And this is a bad thing why?
Lee seems to think its somehow an injustice whenever black people pick up stakes. But I doubt many of the blacks now set to pass fat inheritances on to their kids feel that way. This is not the old story of poor blacks being pushed out of neighborhoods razed down for highway construction. Lee isnt making sense.
Respect the culture when you move in, Lee growls. But again, he isnt making sense. We can be quite sure that if whites respected the culture by trying to participate in it, Lee would be one of the first in line to call it appropriation. So, no whites better open up barbecue joints or spoken word cafes or try to be rappers. Yet if whites walk on by the culture in respectful silence, then the word on the street becomes that they want to keep blacks at a distance.
In his interview with Anderson Cooper on Wednesday to clarify, Lee mentioned the controversy in Harlem some years ago over park drumming, which new white residents protested. Lee thinks whites were supposed to put up with being woken up on weekend mornings by the drums. That was a subtle issue.
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If there is such a thing as a neoconservative black intellectual, McWhorter would be it.
Sadly he voted for Obama because he’s BLACK!
I agree. I’ve got an audio series he did on “The Story of Language.” He’s knows all kinds of facts, and I like his sense of humor.
He can’t seem to see past Obama, though.
Spike Lee is a hipster himself...
I agree, they shouldn't. Neither should Blacks or Hispanics or Asians or anyone else in the universe.
And of course if section 8 housing is forced on white neighborhoods , whites are also supposed to respect the black culture moving in and lowering housing prices..
Spike Lee Lives in $32 Mil Manhattan Townhouse, Complains about White People Gentrifying Brooklyn
Is there cavalry at Fort Green to protect the white settlers?
You can’t win with aggrieved racists like Lee. No mater what, you are going to be in the wrong.
The racial grievance industry guarantees its existence with two conflicting demands that can never both be satisfied:
1. It is racist to have all-white neighborhoods, schools, businesses, sports teams, or organizations, therefore they demand that all of these be fully integrated so there are no “under-represented” minorities in them.
2. It is racist for whites to move into a black neighborhood, attend a traditionally black school, join a black organization or business. Doing so encroaches on “black culture.”
Since it is impossible to have all-black neighborhoods and at the same time have proportionate representation of blacks in all neighborhoods, it is guaranteed that the community agitators in this country will never run out of grievances to agitate against.
“Its interesting that the director of the richest oeuvre of black films in the history of the medium doesnt understand what the Civil Rights revolution was for.”
Yawn. Lee has never been held to an adults standard of conduct or thinking. He never will be.
"Spike Lee is too mainstream."
I don't know about the hipster part, but he's certainly a doofus.
Spike Lee has tons of money and everything he wants politically. Being angry about it says a lot about him.
A person could call me a “honkey” all day everyday and it wouldn’t offend me in the slightest.
Wow, looks like Spike Lee and I agree with something after all. I would also strongly encourage young people to invest in a belt and pants that fit.
As I recall, it was Bill Clinton who started the trend by putting his office in Harlem.
"Shhh, do you hear that? The drumming stopped. They're getting ready to attack." Every jungle movie ever.
Race relations have gone to hell in my lifetime. I remember the days of segregation and the good and bad attributes associated with such a system. I welcomed integration hoping it would resolve the injustices the black community had endured under segregation. It did not because integration was applied through forced legislative means by liberal politicians. Overnight, black and white communities were told how they should act and think regarding each other. No legislation can force you to accept another person if you don’t agree with their character and values. The only successful integration of the races has occurred between people of like character and values. Which brings us full circle except segregation is now defined in terms of liberal vs conservative values.
Conservatives of any race will always find in common values a sort of equilibrium between the races. Liberals will always disagree with conservative values in the name of diversification and by using legislative overreach hope to force their values upon those who do not agree.
All this to say, I don’t think I like Spike Lee or his character, value, and attitude. I don’t have to agree with him, or him with me. That’s the way it is. There is no racism or hatred intended. We just aren’t equal. Created equal but diversified by ideology.
Tell that to the illegals and Muslims.
Spike is one of the racist jerks that keeps adding fuel to the fire :/
spike lee is such a hypocrite. The wealthy talentless fool made his money then skipped to a tonier neighborhood in a massive townhouse and continues to spew his racist crap. What a poltroon.
Maybe I F***ed his mother, but I am certainly no Hipster.
Forget Ft. Greene. Your dollar will go much farther in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Buy what remaining unrenovated brownstones are left and watch real estate prices double and triple over the next decade.
Tell that to the illegals and Muslims.
IMHO the post of the day, so far.
Has he tried saying this to La Raza?
Now the bass solo begins...
If the "fires" (of racism) ever went out, Spike Lee and other race hustlers (like Jackson and Sharpton) would have to fine a new angle to make their cash.
Ah, but the wealthy Lee doesn't see himself as an "aggreieved racist". I'll bet he is sure that negroes, like himself, cannot be racist no matter what they say or how they act toward others.
My wife’s first comment too
Lee is the first black hipster
OK Spikey boy. But don't complain when some honkey does a driveby on your crib.
I believe its because russians typically are immune to appeals to racial consciousness. They just don't care about black grievance & I guess blacks, although they may not like it, tend to respect that.
There's your answer to the problem of race relations in America, right there. IMO.
Yeah, I remember when Krinton was being touted as the first black president. I’ll bet ole Spike was nearly bursting a blood vessel over that.
I wonder if Spike has any comment for Hitlery rolling into NY and becoming a senator 5 minutes after she got there.