Spike Lee’s Incredible Gentrification ‘Rant’ Is Backed By Solid Facts

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While speaking at an event at Pratt Institute Tuesday evening, Spike Lee slammed an audience member’s question about the “other side of gentrification” with a powerful 7-minute response.

“Let me just kill you right now,” Lee intervened. He then specifically pointed to a recent article in the New York Times titled “Argument Over A Brownstone Neighborhood,” which the legendary director criticized as “bullshit.”

What proceeded was an incredibly forceful defense of Lee’s home borough of Brooklyn and complete denunciation against the notion gentrification can bring about positive changes to a neighborhood’s original residents.

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