I am not one to agree with Spike Lee–we all know he has issues with black women. What black woman’s role in any of this movies hasn’t been problematic? I’ll give you moment to think about it. (The little girl in Crooklyn doesn’t count, she’s a child AND Betty Shabaz from Malcolm X doesn’t count because she is not a fictional character) Couldn’t think of one, that’s what I thought.
Well in an interview with New York Magazine about his 1989 Oscar-nominated masterpiece Do The Right Thing, Lee spit some serious knowledge on slave mentality black folks and their undying love for the Bubba and Co. I am happy to say that I can finally co-sign on something that he has said:
The Clintons, man, they would lie on a stack of Bibles. Snipers? That’s not misspeaking; that’s some pure bullshit. I voted for Clinton twice, but that’s over with. These old black politicians say, ‘Ooh, Massuh Clinton was good to us, massuh hired a lot of us, massuh was good!’ Hoo! Charlie Rangel, David Dinkins—they have to understand this is a new day. People ain’t feelin’ that stuff. It’s like a tide, and the people who get in the way are just gonna get swept out into the ocean.
He does have a point. Don’t love Hillary because you think we owe her husband something, love her because you’re into ball busting bitches into her policies and her vision for this country. Her husband has done nothing but allow for men to continue to believe that getting head is not really cheating.
FYI Black people over the age of 60: It’s okay to publically disagree with white people or support Barack Obama. You will not get fired or lose your house to a mysterious fire. We are free now–sort of.