Spike Lee and his son Jackson(born May 23rd, 1997) attended a game between the Houston Rockets and the New York Knicks on March 21, 2010 in New York City.
The dad of two recently spoke to students at the University of Memphis about the importance of education and touched on the following:
“Young ignorant black kids failing class on purpose” because “if you speak correct English, (if) you get A’s, than somehow that means you’re a sellout. This is something we have to stop because it’s genocide,” said Lee, who acknowledges that television, films and “some” rap music contribute to this way of thinking.
Spike also encouraged students to follow their dreams and to pursue careers that will stimulate their minds. Perhaps Jackson Lee is already following his dreams of becoming a Photographer one day?