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    Posted: Feb 27 2014 at 9:44pm
of the gentrification in NYC and other cities. Quite frankly I don't blame him...


Spike Lee Gentrification Rant Stirs Responses From Brooklyn Residents

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By D.L. Chandler

Spike Lee and his criticism of the gentrification of New York, more specifically Brooklyn, was one of the most-buzzed about topics in the news yesterday. After his appearance as a guest lecturer at the Pratt Institute this week where he railed against how much the city has changed, Brooklyn residents have lashed out at the famed film director.

RELATED: Spike Lee Unleashes Fiery Rant On Gentrification In New York

Lee’s passion against how much his beloved borough of Brooklyn has become a haven for so-called “hipsters” and young professional Whites was on display during a minutes-long rant at Pratt. The New York Daily News captured reactions from some of Brooklyn’s transplants who took umbrage at Lee’s comments.

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“I don’t see a negative to cleaning up a neighborhood,” said Marina Rutherfurd, 25, who was walking her English springer spaniel Hudson in Fort Greene Park on Wednesday, not far from where Lee shot scenes for “Crooklyn,” his 1994 semibiographical film about life growing up in Brooklyn during the 1970s.

“I think it’s a creative bunch of people doing interesting things,” added Rutherfurd, who moved to Fort Greene just a month ago from the Hamptons, where she recently opened a restaurant called Station. “It’s all good intentions.”

At one point, Lee passionately blasted dog walkers at Fort Greene Park, calling it the “motherf*ckin’ Westminster Dog Show” during his discussion on Tuesday. Other reactions from Brooklyn residents were similar, with one woman saying Lee was just trying to “provoke” people and adding that’s what he’s always done. Another person who moved to the borough from Toronto added that she sees “benefit” in Brooklyn’s gentrification and lauded the fact she can now buy a “decent cup of coffee.”

Daily News columnist Errol Louis suggested that Lee actually helped to lure people to his native Brooklyn because of his marketing of the borough by way of his dress and New York pride that is almost always on display. Louis noted that Lee’s rant was humorous at points but also said that it was “downright offensive” as well. On social media, Louis’ column was praised with many comments adding that Lee was “racist,” among other things not fit to print.

NPR blogger and Postbourgie founder/editor Gene “G.D.” Demby shared in Louis’ suggestion that Lee helped make the area attractive to transplants and outsiders, with both writers noting the many entertainers who called the borough home at one time. Stars such as Erykah Badu, Guru and DJ Premier of Gang Starr fame, Saul Williams, Jay Electronica and a host of other transplants have lived in Brooklyn over the years, no doubt attracted to the creative energy Lee wants to see preserved.

Lee hasn’t said much since delivering the rant, but a quick scan of his Twitter account showed that he posted an Instagram photo of an old Tarzan movie with the caption “Early Gentrification.”





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Wait....has he done with before?
I swear I just got deja vu...or maybe it's this wine kicking in.
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The comments on another site were that he should be saying thank you...white people really don't get it.  This is why there's no God in the christian sense.  Too, too many generations of black ppl having to put up with the bullsh*t for someone to be looking out.  They always win.  Ima need to see some Earthly pay back.
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I didn't read the whole thing but I ain't mad.  It's hurtful to see that what it takes to "clean up"  a community is gentrification.  I was just having this conversation.  All these big beautiful 2 and 3 story Manors in my neighborhood are being bought up by the University and white folks.  U ain't got enough people with the mindset to try and purchase and keep this neighborhood at least mostly black.
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Quote cubalinda18 I absolutely appreciate and respect what you said about gentrification. And as always when a black person speaks candidly about white privilege here come the spin doctors throwing out every adjective to undermine & discredit you. They're calling this a rant so now ppl should just dismiss the statements as facts


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (3) Thanks(3)   Quote juniper angel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 27 2014 at 10:50pm
Who fixes the cities after they are gentrified and why didnt tgey fix them before?
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word, word, WORD!!!


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Originally posted by BBpants BBpants wrote:

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Quote cubalinda18 I absolutely appreciate and respect what you said about gentrification. And as always when a black person speaks candidly about white privilege here come the spin doctors throwing out every adjective to undermine & discredit you. They're calling this a rant so now ppl should just dismiss the statements as facts


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I totally agree.  I've noticed that when Spike speaks passionately about anything media calls it a rant.
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black racist scumbag. because of us white people the humans dont live in caves anymore!
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Black racist?lol That's an oxymoron.
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Originally posted by blaquefoxx blaquefoxx wrote:

On social media, Louis’ column was praised with many comments adding that Lee was “racist,” among other things not fit to print.






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