Spike Lee Attacks All-White Hollywood

Outspoken movie-maker SPIKE LEE has attacked the Hollywood studios for not including African-Americans as executives.

The MALCOLM X director is appalled the major studios only recruit white men and women for executive positions.

He tells US style magazine Complex, "You go to any studio, the (only) black guy you are going to see is the guy at the gate. In Hollywood, there is not one African-American who is an executive that has gatekeeper position that could greenlight a picture.

"They'll make a movie with DENZEL (WASHINGTON) and JAMIE (FOXX)and EDDIE (MURPHY), but only because they can make money off them.

"They (studios) might think there's diversity because four white women run studios."


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Earlier poster said "...You can't call him a lier".lier\Li"er\ (l[imac]"[~e]r), n. [From Lie. ] One who lies down; one who rests or remains, as in concealment.I don't think that's what you were trying to say, but you are definitely right. Spike Lee will never be accused of lying down. He's got the huevos to speak up and tell everyone what he perceives. I applaud him for it. He could easily say nothing and collect his money, but he doesn't. He stirs up discussion and ruffles feathers that need to be ruffled.Oh and he's not a "liar" either.
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The vile hate of the left today is unrivaled in modern American history.These people have succumbed to institutionalized hate, propogated by career divisionists like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, and inflamed by influential hypocrites like Hollywood's "elite", Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton and the rest.It's too bad. The party can't seem to help itself from tossing around harmful, divisive rhetoric. They need anger and division. It's what their platform is based upon.Spike is probably correct. There IS a lack of blacks in powerful positions in Hollywood. Why? My best guess is that it is a result of a combination of "natural selection" (best man for the job) at work, and the hypocrisy (closeted racism) of white Hollywood elites and their own "good-ol boy" network.
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Spike Lee does nothing but create anger,resentment, and false entitlement with his conspiracy theories. After he said whitey blew up the levees for the purpose of killing black people he created more ill feelings in a time that we neeeded unity in New Orleans more than ever. Anything to create more anger and self victimization feelings is is his goal.
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I don't think it has anything to do with racism. It has to do with "Spike" being a complete idiot.Who cares what a man who once sued Spike TV for "stealing" his name has to say about anything.Guess what "Spike" - Spike isn't even your real name.Fade back into obscurity Shelton - nobody cares.....
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Spike has it partly right even though he may be using a sledge hammer to squash an ant ...like the nfl thanks to r.i.p. johnny cochran and others we now have 7 black head coaches and nearly had a 1st nfl black owner ....there are still many "1sts" for black folks to accomplish...and the other commenter ...black arent portrayed only as angry blacks or "magical" or pimps or hos anymore ....you have morgan freeman doing his thing and also Laurence fishburn is a commanding actor ...on the little screen you have the "lost" tv series ....you cant say there has been progress in front of the camera ...just need more progress behind the camera and all the way up ...peaceWill
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Spike Who?? His first 2 films were good. After that, crap. Black whineyness. Hollywood is not a Republican town. It is a Democrat, quisling, communist, hate America town.
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GEORGEWNIXON - People like you are the reason Republicans keep winning elections... and rightly so. George W. Bush has apparently been the architect of faulty intelligence (from other countries, I might add), racist hurricanes, global warming, and secret government wire tapping programs, all in a matter of about a year. Liberals keep losing elections because the majority of the country is not as stupid and intentionally dishonest as they are. Grow up...
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Yo' Spikey, You go boi! Good thing you're speaking up for the rest of the coloreds. There ain't no justice in America when some of the highest paid positions are held by white folks. Us coloreds know what it's like to want something so bad that we can't help ourselves but just bitch, bitch, and then whine. What's up w/ all these white folks getting up in all that money 'bidness? If I'm hearing Spikey correctly, let's have everything equal and fair. Every movie studio should have equal percentage of bosses, representn' the top 4 racial groups in America. 1 white, 13% black, 6% Asian, and 10-35% Hispanic. Well, maybe that's not a good idea since the Hispanics will get more than us blacks and yellows. Every comedian should do equal proportion of jokes for each racial group. That's more fair, 'cause us yellows will finally get degraded less and whitey, well, nothing will change, and the Hispanics will get their due. Hell, I'd even want to take a stab at trying out for the NFL or the NBA since their salaries are so sweet. But we shouldn't forget the common folks either. Let's make sure there's equal representation in industries such as dry-cleaning, nails salon, textile, fruit pickers, engineers, mathematicians, and restaurant busboys, etc. Slumming it in these kinds of jobs ain't sweet, but it's for diversity. Does anyone really think there would be such a thing when the NBA or the NFL would focus on diversity? Yeah, right!I'd still like to give a shout out to my dawg, Spikey, for keeping it real by showing us that it's people like him that make the lefty-pinkos happy in the upcoming election. They'll go at it again w/ the race card, and this time, they'll have a new spin on why the blacks are STILL being treated unfairly. They'll no doubt recite Spikey's words and show lists of overwhelmingly white names in Hollywood studios, juxtaposing them with the images of po' (but obese and appear well-fed) black folks starving and suffering from Katrina. After all, we have to take of our own first before we look elsewhere, especially when it's the white American males that are treating us coloreds badly. Forget the Rwandans killing their own blacks, forgetting the black S. Africans robbing and raping whiteys, and forget the modern-day slaves in Nigeria under blacks. I'm sure by now the rest of America, although quiet from being afraid of being called racist, is sick of all these wealthy, whining, and moronic so-called black icons/leaders. Throughout the 26 years living in America, my family and I have experienced more racism and unfairness from blacks than any other groups. Yet, they're always the first ones to complain about discrimination and racism. What will stop all of their whining? It's funny that when a whining black liberal is pointed to a successful, prominent, and respectable black person, especially one in GW's cabinet, they're very quick to dismiss that those folks are not really black at all, but sellouts. I guess if Condi was sporting a J-Lo derriere and Colin and Clarence were to wear backward caps and flashing peace signs and calling each other "dogs," they'd be down w/ it. Oh well, stupid is, stupid does. I'm not kidding, I'm waiting for the more diverse NBA and NFL to draft. I can't dunk, but I can run a mean dribble. That's got to count for something. What would NIKE name that campaign? Hell, while we're at it, I'm sick of being referred to as an Asian American. I think it'd be cool to be called one of the colors, like "the yellows." Better yet, how about "yellow Americans?" Never mind, that name is already taken by the cut-and-run Democrats. Get off the week Spikey!
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Yo, Spikey:I HAVE NEWS: Try to read and heed!The OFFICIAL "black" population is just at 12.9%.That is a very small percentage of the population.Hardly worth the "50 %" that y'all are demanding in EVERY aspect of American life.In fact, I don't know where you get off DEMANDING anything. You are not WORTHY of anything other than your 12.9%. In fact, the way I see it, you have received a whole lot that needs to be returned.Now, here is the BAD news (as far as you are concerned):The black population is declining and will continue to decline.The reasons for this are simple. First, y'all commit way too many crimes and spend way too much time in jail and prison (and that isn't "whitey's fault," that is the fault of the criminal. If I KNEW (for example) that I had a 12.6 % chance of winding up in prison (the percentage of blacks who will wind up in prison) I would be REALLY REALLY CAREFUL. I would (for example) NEVER use drugs. I would (for example) NEVER rob a store. I would (for example) NEVER rape a woman. I would (for example) NEVER deal in stolen goods. You get my drift? Second, y'all have WAY too many babies out of wedlock. That makes for really poor and desperate circumstances that causes youngsters to turn to a life of crime. I would expect that black men would NOT DO THE CRIMES that cause them to go to jail. I would expect them to (a) get an education (b) get a job (c) get married (d) have as many babies as I could afford, and rear them in a way that they would not see a life of crime as an option.Third, your women have WAY too many abortions. That comes from listening to the evil and dangerous and greedy and jealous and horrid LEFTIST DEMOCRAT women who are DEMANDING that black females get all the abortions they can. [Have you ever wondered why the "basically racist" Left is so hot to have black women have abortions? Have you ever wondered why the RIGHT WING females (who come from the Republicans who have supported civil rights since the time of Lincoln) try to convince black women to GIVE BIRTH to their babies?Hmmmmmmmmmmmm?????????? Which "side" wants more black babies to live? Which "side" wants more black babies to die? [Too bad you can't understand that it is the NOISY Left who are the REAL racists. And it is the Christian Right who are NOT racists. You can't figure that out can you, Spikey? You like it better "your" way, even if you are 100% wrong. (Poor stupid Spikey. You think you are soooooo smart. But you just don't get it at all. You have believed ALL the lies of the Left. You really aren't very smart at all.)]Fourth, y'all need to FORM COHESIVE FAMILIES. Then, and only then, will you be able to raise LARGE families that will increase the population. You see, just "having more babies" IS NOT the answer. That only puts more criminals in jail. The ONLY ANSWER is a strong, cohesive, family unit. That means that the male figure HAS to get an education and KEEP A STEADY JOB and GET MARRIED to the mother of his children and REAR the children to be proud, and hard-working, and decent (you know, the Republican way) BECAUSE THE SITUATION YOU ARE IN NOW WAS CAUSED BY THE LEFT. Sadly, the White Supremists are probably going to win this one. You see, Spikey, you HATE REPUBLICANS and you HATE THE CONSERVATIVE MESSAGE and you HATE the Conservative Republican lifestyle (you know, like the one lived by Colin Powell, and Condi Rice, and Jerry Rice, and Herman Cain, and Thomas Sowell, and Clarence Thomas) MORE than you love your own race. And, that seems to be YOUR problem, not mine.
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I think spike lee should get his own money and fight the system he thinks is unfair.If you gathered up a portion of the mega salaries of denzel,Martin and Eddie murphy you could start your own studio.Spike lee has become Johhny one note crying over the same thing year in and year out.He is a mediocre talent that has done pretty well for himslf in the present unfair white system.
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