by Yousef Munayyer
Yesterday I became aware of Spike Lee’s emphatic response to a question posed to him at an event in Brooklyn about gentrification. The questioner asked about the “good side of gentrification”. Well, Spike Lee, a Brooklyn native, wasn’t buying into the argument at all. The notion that anyone would put a positive spin on gentrification was so insulting to Lee that he gave an emotional, expletive-laden reply.