Spike Lee Expressed Disbelief On The Issue of Racism An Gun Control In America
Spike Lee had a strong message for the film industry while accepting his honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards Saturday night: Get real about racial diversity. Spike Lee made it clear that Hollywood is lacking people of color in key positions. Lee went on to say the film industry is so far behind sports it's ridiculous, it's easier to be the president of the United States as a black person than to be the head of a studio, or the head of a network.
Spike Lee said the only time he sees a person of color is the brother man who is the security guard who checks his name as he go into the studio, other than that he sees no black folks. Spike Lee has been key to improving the representation of black actors in films, and has put more African-Americans to work in the film industry than anyone else.
On the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to move from her bus seat, Don Lemon asked Spike Lee what Parks would think about headline-making incidents in present day.
Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983
Look at the first video with Don Lemon, when Don asked Spike Lee what was the signficance of Dec 1, and then tried to tell him. Check out how Spike Lee Automatically knew that Dec 1 was the day Rosa Parks refused to get off the bus. More importantly many of todays generation wouldn't know that, because civil rights history leaders are now being replaced with the tragic stories of dead martyrs such as Trayvon Martin, Freddie Gray, and the coutless other victims of police brutality. Black history is slowly being replaced with ISIS attacks and police homocides.
All of these shootings are a direct attempt to erase black history, and the accomplishemts of melaninated beings in America. Black leaders and history are being buried under the dead bodies of police homicides. These shootings always happen right around the time we should be paying homage to our ancestors, for their contributions and the struggle, an sacrific they made so Black people can live a better life than they did. Instead black people still have to protest to get justice from an unjust judicial system.