Spike Lee Video on CNN Complaining about Gentrification in Harlem, Brooklyn

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  1. unclefreddy

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    [video=youtube;fJOVbVLUvKM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJOVbVLUvKM[/video]

    As usual Spike Lee makes plenty of sense with his rant on new people coming old crime ridden neighborhoods which he calls established bastions of culture (Brooklyn heights, harlem, etc) and making it better.
    [video]http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/26/us/new-york-spike-lee-gentrification/[/video]
     
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    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck him.
    Racist vomit.
     
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    He's done nothing to help the youths of today better themselves. Just stick with the "White Man is Holding Me Down" .:rolleye:

    Isn't Howard buddies with this idiot?
     
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    Doesn't he live in a mostly white neighborhood? What's he doing for Harlem?
     
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    He really needs to STFU. He made a few good movies 20 years ago & thats about it. Fuck him.
     
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    Ha ha ha, hilarious that Cooper is conducting this interview when he resembles the fagolas who like to come into Negro areas to gay it up with nice plantings and maintained houses.
     
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    Dumb nignog
     
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    He was all over the place in that clip. Is he against gentrification (in general) OR... the more responsive that city services becomes after gentrification?

    I have sort of mixed feelings about the concept/effect of gentrification in general, since it largely displaces poor people, but I see no problem with wanting to improve a neighborhood. It's the means by which the transformation takes place and its displacement of existing people living there.
     
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    Doubtful, since Robin cursed him out on the phone, more than a decade ago but who knows? Howard will suck anyone's ass who will get his trophy wife onto a red carpet.
     
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    Do the Right Thing infuriated me.
     
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    Yeah, he kind of pussed out on that. Asbury Park owes its transformation/gentrification in large part, to the LGBT community. Even Springstein acknowledged it.
     
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    Oh, come on. Who shit-piled this guy? His point was very poignant, IMO.
     
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    Don't they usually just go to a place exactly like the place they were living and remain on government assistance?
     
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    Wasnt me, though I thought about it.... of course. I did laugh to see one post with the handle Fag and then the shitpiles. :c
     
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    He must be one of FlaFla's buddies.
     
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    Who knows? When they "gentrified" the projects in New Brunswick (Commercial Avenue & Route 18, across from the Raritan River), it made a HUGE difference in the city's image. They tore down project buildings that were at least 10-15 stories high and replaced them with apartments that started well-above the region's average and townhomes that were priced in the high range as well. The entire downtown district underwent a renaissance as well.

    I have no idea where all the poor people who were living there moved to. No idea. Maybe into neighboring Franklin Park or Somerset where housing is much less expensive.
     
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    Never saw him before this thread...or never paid attention to him. Oh, who the fuck knows? Maybe I did neg him. Who keeps track of these things?
     
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    If Spike wants to keep the ghettos, ghettoey, maybe the people of the ghetto should 'own' the properties in said ghetto.
    You don't get to decide if you don't fucking own the property.
     
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    Location...location.....location
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    Whenever I move I always look to see where all those trouble making white people are.