Spike Lee is an idiot!
No, he is still an idiot, he fails to realize places like Brooklyn & Harlem had a history before blacks lived there, what's happening now is a neighborhood\city recycling and reinventing itself.
The history of Brooklyn spans more than 350 years. The settlement began in the 17th century as the small Dutch-founded town of "Breuckelen" on the East River shore of Long Island, grew to be a sizable city in the 19th century, and was consolidated in 1898 with New York City (then confined to Manhattan and part of the Bronx), the remaining rural areas of Kings County, and the largely rural areas of Queens and Staten Island, to form the modern City of New York.
Founded in the 17th century as a Dutch military outpost named Nieuw Haarlem, Harlem became successively a farming village, a revolutionary battlefield, an industrial suburb, a commuter town, an American ghetto, and a world renowned center of African-American culture.
Well, how does this effect homeowners?
If that were true why do women disproportionately represent 70% of the world's poor?
Where did you get that number from?