Spike Lee criticizes New York City gentrification during speech at Pratt Institute

The Brooklyn native launched into an angry debate

The Brooklyn native launched into an angry debate in response to an audience member’s question. (February 27, 2014 5:23 PM)

Brooklyn native Spike Lee stirred up a lively profanity-laced debate about the gentrification of largely black New York City neighborhoods.

The film director was making a Black History Month speech at Pratt Institute Wednesday when he said that gentrification has little regard for people who "have culture that's been laid down for generations."

Lee's angry speech went on for about...

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