Filmmaker Spike Lee, speaking Wednesday during commencement exercises at the Johns Hopkins University, blasted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and urged graduates to unite, rather than divide.
Lee, whose films include 1989’s “Do the Right Thing,” spoke about the country’s racial challenges.
“We are at an important moment in history,” he said. “And the way I’m looking at it, it looks dicey. It could go either way. I don’t know about you, but I’m worried for the graduating class.”
About 1,500 students attended the ceremony at Royal Farms Arena with family and friends. Hopkins President Ronald Daniels also spoke about racial division and called a former Hopkins president a racist.
Lee quoted from Prince’s song “Baltimore,” which the artist wrote last year after theFreddie Gray riots. He mocked Trump, saying his brand of racial politics confused him.