Watch: Jimmy Kimmel Do The Right Thing 2: “Do The White Thing”

Jimmy Kimmel took a few cues from Spike Lee for his latest comedy bit, “Do the White Thing.”

In case you forgot, Do the Right Thing is one of the most iconic Brooklyn movies of all time. It came out in 1989 and Brooklyn has changed a lot since then. Now, 26 years after the original, we finally have a sequel that we think does an equally good job of reflecting the spirit and feeling of Brooklyn today.

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  • This script was not even remotely funny. So kudos to Mary for expressing how I felt after watching this mess and Truth for “articulating” why I probably felt the way I felt after watching this mess. Sometimes, I just don’t have the time, patience, and/or tolerance for it all. This explains why my post is so brief.

    • [email protected]

      At many times, the truth can be brief. The skit is like a coming out party for them saying in laymen’s terms that they are doing this and what are we going to do about it.

    • vintage3000

      Exactly, this skit wasn’t calling out white folks (i won’t even call them hipsters) for their colonial mentality. It was bragging, period.

    • [email protected]

      They were bragging. Over the summer, I have been studying NYC’s history and it’s a multifaceted one. The skit reminds me of the 2 white people arguing about gentrification. When people read between the lines of the skit, the truth becomes apparent. Let me get my black self to sleep. LOL.

      Goodnight Sister.

    • vintage3000

      lol goodnight Brother Truth!

    • Mary Burrell

      I feel you

  • Rizzo

    spike lee was right …

    • CoolChic

      Ain’t that the truth.

  • Mary Burrell

    I recognized the guy from Mr. Robot doing the Radio Raheem character, and kale is kind of white hipsterish versus collard greens (lol). And doing the green environmental thing. The clip was funny, but these white people are kicking the black people out of their communities (gentrification) that sucks.

  • Chazz A

    I don’t think Kimmel is funny and the vid clip is corny and condescending. “Do the Right Thing” was Spike’s message to the ills of inner city life in BK. The movie carried a serious message with a good mix of comedy. It was an explosive time of racial tension and police brutality back then. Illegal guns and drugs were allowed to flood our neighborhoods while city officials did next to nothing.
    At the height of the crack era, crime was out of control as Brooklyn became the murder capital. Some people lost loved ones, including myself.
    Most may not be aware of this but during the mid 90s, the first wave of gentrification was mostly professional and blue collar, middle class, black and Caribbean men and women.
    The diverse Afrocentric vibe was much needed after all we’ve been through.
    Since then, I’ve seen good people left with no choice but to move out of their homes, due to the 08′ recession, so-called hipster movement and predatory real estate agents and developers, whom have driven the cost of living sky high.
    An older couple in my neighborhood, who owns a small Jamaican Bodega are in danger of going out of business due to pressure from a developer. This is the dark side of gentrification, they raise the rent and tax base, offer to buy people out and in extreme cases, manipulate zoning code loopholes or enforce eminent domain.
    Kimmel is from BK also, he should’ve done a comedy skit on his own damn neighborhood.
    Word is bond!