Do The Right Thing / Fight The Power

This week we welcome journalist and author Stephen Kearse to discuss the profound impact of Spike Lee's iconic film, Do The Right Thing. Released in 1989, the movie remains an intriguing lens into the realities and complexities of living in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood. We dissect unforgettable moments, including the powerful use of Public Enemy's “Fight the Power”, and analyze the film's complex dynamics of race, class, and gender. Stephen shares his insights on the movie's impact, both at the time of its release and its continued relevance today. Our conversation explores the generational divide in the film, the connection between Public Enemy and the protest cannon, and the legacy of “Fight the Power.”