Italian Group Says Spike Lee Shouldn’t Speak At MLK Event

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Illinois — North Central College, a small school in the Chicago suburbs, must have been thrilled at the opportunity to bring world-renowned director Spike Lee to campus as the keynote speaker for its upcoming Martin Luther King Week.

But the Naperville, Ill. university is suddenly facing pressure over the decision, from — oddly enough — an Italian-American advocacy group.

The Italic Institute of America, a group that’s dedicated to “appreciating the total Italic heritage,” has accused Lee of distorted portrayals of Italian-Americans in his films, specifically such works as “Do the Right Thing,” “Jungle Fever,” “Summer of Sam,” and “Miracle at St. Anna.”

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