Spike Lee, David Byrne on Race in America: 'System Racism' Is a 'Poison That’s in All of Us'

Spike Lee, David Byrne on Race in America: 'System Racism' Is a 'Poison That’s in All of Us'


Filmmaker Spike Lee and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne said that they believe that all Americans are inherently racist, but they see hope in young people participating in Black Lives Matter protests.

Spike Lee also speculated, without citing evidence, that President Donald Trump won’t leave the White House if Joe Biden wins the election.

The duo made their remarks while promoting the new HBO movie American Utopia, a filmed version of Byrne’s recent critically acclaimed Broadway show. When asked what he thinks about the “racial justice” movement, Spike Lee said that the sight of young people participating in BLM demonstrations is “uplifting.”

“Because the young generation, not just in the United States but all over the world, took to the streets. They’re still in the streets marching, kneeling, chanting ‘Black Lives Matter,’” the filmmaker told Esquire magazine. “And I think that this young generation, they want to be better than their

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