Film director Spike Lee has been critical of the law enforcement response in Ferguson. On social media, he slammed the state and local police, along with the National Guard saying they "don't have a clue." Lee also hung a tribute to Michael Brown outside of the headquarters of his film company in Brooklyn:
Spike Lee also posted a letter arguing that retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré could be the right person to turn the situation in Ferguson around.
Anderson discussed all of this with Spike Lee.
Anderson also spoke to retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré who said that police in Ferguson need a political objective beyond just controlling people.
President Obama condemned Donald Sterling for making "incredibly racist statements." Some of the biggest names in basketball, like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and LeBron James have been speaking out against the L.A. Clippers owner. Filmmaker Spike Lee spoke exclusively to Anderson Cooper and questioned who in the NBA "is going to want to play for this guy?"
Spike Lee's films often get the country talking about tough issues like race, sex and religion. During an event at Brooklyn's Pratt University, he argued that New York is just one of the cities being transformed by people with high incomes moving into traditionally lower-income neighborhoods. His remarks have spurred new national debate over gentrification. Lee told Anderson "you cannot deny race plays a part."
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