Filmmaker Spike Lee is proud of the New York Yankees — but not America’s founders.
Sporting a Yankees baseball cap and blazer, Lee coolly denounced George Washington and Thomas Jefferson — in expletive-laced language — as the main reason anti-black sentiment still exists in the media.
“We should blame this founding father s—,” he said, citing the fact that both those former presidents owned slaves.
As part of the Dean’s Tea series, the Afro-American Cultural Center hosted filmmaker Spike Lee at 4 p.m. Monday at the Whitney Humanities Center. Lee spoke extensively about the inspiration behind his most famous films, images of black people in American mainstream media and the death of Michael Jackson.