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12 Times Spike Lee Had The Perfect Reaction To Gentrification

"You can’t just come in when people have a culture that’s been laid down for generations and you come in and now shit gotta change because you’re here?"

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12. But at the end of the day, is gentrification really a good thing?


"So, why did it take this great influx of white people to get the schools better? Why’s there more police protection in Bed Stuy and Harlem now? Why’s the garbage getting picked up more regularly? We been here!" - Spike Lee during a lecture in honor of African American History Month at Pratt Institute

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