Spike Lee’s Disservice to Black America

I stopped stomaching the Academy Awards TV show years ago.  I caught Spike Lee’s hate-filled Oscar acceptance speech on YouTube.  I am a black man who is a grateful and proud American.  One could argue that Spike Lee has achieved his $40-million net worth at the expense of his fellow blacks, selling them the lie that America is a hellhole of racism against them.  Lies about America are furthered in most of Lee’s movies: blacks will never be treated fairly; cops shoot blacks on sight; and whitey schemes 24/7, conceiving roadblocks to keep blacks down.

In his speech, Lee cited that slavery in America began 400 years ago.  And yet, while standing on stage, receiving an Oscar, Lee, a black man, acts as if slavery continues today.  Lee said his grandmother funded his college education.  He said his grandmother was the daughter of a slave and a college graduate.  Doesn’t Spike Lee’s and his grandmother’s success confirm the truth that America is the greatest land of opportunity on the planet for all who choose to go for it?

As I watched Spike Lee, I thought, what is wrong with this man?  Does he actually believe his anti-American garbage, or is it simply his niche to make movies?  Promoting her movie, Selma, billionaire black woman Oprah Winfrey spread the lie that blacks are still suffering the 1965 racism featured in her movie.  White moviegoers have made black actor Samuel L. Jackson worth $220 million.  Like Spike Lee, Jackson whines about how blacks can’t catch a break in racist America.

While 90% of blacks voted for Obama, blacks are only 12% of the U.S. population.  The fact that white America gave horrible black president Obama two terms and the fact that Trump has ushered in an unprecedented new era of prosperity for blacks means nothing to Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, and Oprah.  Behaving like brain-dead zombies, these rich blacks parrot the Democratic Party’s lie: Trump and every American who voted for him are racists who wear MAGA caps.

I’ve had a problem with Spike Lee’s thinking ever since his breakout movie, Do the Right Thing.  Lee’s movie ends with blacks burning down the business of a white small business–owner in their neighborhood.  The movie implies that this is justified.  I thought, this is wrong.  That white business-owner served that black community.  In his Oscar speech, Lee senselessly told America to “do the right thing” by voting out racist president Trump in 2020 — the best presidential friend of black Americans since Lincoln.

When I was a kid in Baltimore, it seemed as if grocery stores owned by Jews were on every other street corner in black neighborhoods.  When I was around ten years old, my Aunt Bummie sent me to purchase two cigarettes for her from the corner store.  The Jewish owner opened his book and put the cigarettes on her account.

In later years, Asians began opening convenience stores in black neighborhoods, with 14 family members living upstairs above their businesses.  I never understood my fellow blacks’ hatred for these people.  Nothing was stopping blacks from opening businesses in our neighborhoods.

Exposing their bigotry of low expectations, leftists say racism stops blacks from opening businesses.  But that is not true.  Born in 1867, the child of a former slave, Madam C.J. Walker was one of the first American self-made millionaires.  Today, leftists absurdly define everything as racism and white privilege.  A black hair care products entrepreneur, Ms. Walker, achieved extraordinary success at a time in America when real, not faux, racism was the norm. 

The greatest nemesis of black Americans is negative, victim, and entitlement mindsets instilled into them by Democrats and leftists.  “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7).  In other words, if blacks think they can achieve success in America, they will.  If blacks believe they cannot succeed, they will not.  This is why successful black Americans like Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, and Oprah Winfrey preaching their America-is-against-you lie is extremely destructive — a major disservice to their fellow blacks.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
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7 comments for “Spike Lee’s Disservice to Black America

  1. jeffrey bounds
    March 2, 2019 at 5:06 am

    well said, I agree

  2. Steven Tepsick
    March 3, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Great piece. This country was moving in a good direction with regards to race relations and then Obama came along. He pulled off the impossible by convincing people America was inherently evil, unfair and that systemic racism is running rampant throughout our society – after being elected the first black president.

  3. andrew anthony
    March 4, 2019 at 12:58 am

    Your forlorn arguments and ill-informed facts are negated by one rock-solid one…Trump is a traitorous criminal. Listen to the news…any news**

    • Tommy Campbell
      March 6, 2019 at 7:24 pm

      What is rock solid and based on incontrovertible fact is Lloyd’s truth, which left-wing liberal whiners just cannot seem to digest. The real criminals — Clintons, etc. — walked away scott-free. Donald Trump is the best thing to happen to America in decades. MAGA .. and GOD BLESS YOU, MY FRIEND AND BROTHER LLOYD!!

  4. Vincent Simpson
    March 9, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I don’t really know where to begin with this nonsense. I suppose Mr. Marcus believes he’s doing blacks a favor by steering us or attempting to steer us away from the Democratic party in general and Spike Lee in particular but I get it. Another clown claiming blacks somehow are on some sort of plantation by voting Democrat or embracing Spike Lee. Sir vote for whomever you like. Watch whatever director you enjoy but please just sit your behind down and shut up. Don’t know how much attention you get with this garbage but your not the only Negro they use against us.Its obvious to most hat Trump is a disgrace but lapdogs continue to give this man space. Please find another way to use your talents instead of buttressing tired and old arguments.

  5. Lewis Frederick Jones
    March 10, 2019 at 7:23 am

    The really great thing about America is you can be as Great or Ordinary as you want to be.

  6. Frank Nitty
    March 16, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Lloyd, my friend, I have never been able to understand how an African American can gloss over America wrongful institution of slavery. Do you see any Jews glossing over the Holocost? Why? Wrong is and always has been wrong. There is nothing you can say or do that will change that. Brace up my friend.

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