DO THE RIGHT THING…

Spike Lee has some thoughts on Brooklyn.

Click this link via CNN.

From Spike:

“I grew up here in New York. It’s changed,” Lee said at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, an art, design, and architecture school. “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? The garbage wasn’t picked up every mother******* day when I was living in 165 Washington Park. … 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.”

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5 Responses to DO THE RIGHT THING…

  1. Jack Kelly says:

    I may be wrong but I thought Mr. Lee lived in Brooklyn and in a Brownstone with Middle class parents….And the garbage pick up comment has me puzzled. I have these people he’s talking about all around me and my garbage isn’t picked up everyday. In fact I’m willing to bet that even ‘Mr. Courtside at the Garden Lee’ doesn’t get his picked up everyday either. So what the heck is he talking about……everyday…..give me a break.

  2. Dan Mahoney says:

    Well Spike must have a clear view back into Brooklyn from his penthouse digs in NYC! The dynamics of Brooklyn neighborhoods and of our City itself constantly change. Its a melting pot Spike! Its not a Black New Yorkers or White New Yorkers , its simply New Yorkers choosing to make a home and raise their families in the greatest place around …Brooklyn! What the heck are you ranting about the garbage being picked up every “mother ***** day..” Well I’d like to know the last time you took out the garbage out to the curb yourself instead of speaking it!

  3. Willy Wickham says:

    Lee must have a hate/love thing going with garbage because I recall there being no litter on the street in DO THE RIGHT THING and he being critiqued for that. His response was that he was tired of movies depicting ghettos as dirty places, even if they are if I understood him right.
    He’s wacky and I haven’t taken him seriously since he claimed that AIDS was a government conspiracy to rid the population of gays and minorities. A conspiracy that got out of hand, he said, infecting whites similar to how drugs, a well known government conspiracy, spread from the intended target inner city to whitey in suburbia. Only when the government realized this terrible blunder with AIDS was the hunt for a cure started in earnest.

  4. Tom says:

    “…When you see white mothers pushing their babies in strollers, three o’clock in the morning on 125th Street, that must tell you something.” Insomnia is hitting epidemic proportions?

    Spike needs to accept the fact that the only constant in this life is change. Some days you’re the displacer and other days you’re the displaced.

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