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The whole story in Do the Right Thing took place on an excruciatingly hot summer day and night in the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant a slum Black community In that neighborhood three businesses dominate a Black radio station a Korean grocery store and an Italian pizzeria In a space where the residents were predominately black the two alien businesses strive to merge in and coexist They seemed to succeed at first but then the heat have strained tensions to the breaking point and a rabble-rouser at the end became the catalyst for a catastrophe that had lead to a racial clash between the well established Sals Pizzeria and the relatively new Korean grocery store Spike Lee in the whole course of the movie did not clearly state what is the right thing but he had tried to incorporate both Martin Luther Kings no violence and Malcolm Xs violence if necessarily Each character in the movie has their own view of doing the right thing Mookie believes making money is the right thing Sal believes keeping the business running Radio Raheem believes listening to his own music Public Enemy Smiley selling his pictures of Malcolm X and King Even though each believes what they did is right not everyone agrees Pino doesnt feel like keeping the family business and even being in a black neighborhood is right no one except for Radio Raheem himself likes Public Enemy everyone tells Smiley to fuck off etc The only time when every black person agreed to one common goal was when they were joined to revenge the death of Radio Raheem and planned to destroy all outsiders namely the Korean and Italian business and families Smiley is portrayed as an annoying stuttering person who tries to sell the same picture of Malcolm X and King to everyone he encounters He seemed to admire both martyrs and all through the movie seemed to understand their views and standpoints At the
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