Of course his statement is dead on. When is Hispanic history month or even Islamic? I would say white history but wouldn’t want to infuse my white privilege on anyone of lesser value. What do you think?
(The Conservative Tribune) February is officially “Black History Month” — but one of the most famous black actors in the world has an opinion on that designation that no doubt drives liberals crazy.
A while ago, Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman appeared on “60 Minutes” and revealed his surprising views on having a month dedicated to African American history.
Journalist Mike Wallace asked the famous actor, “Black History Month, you find … ?”
Morgan Freeman gave a one-word answer: “Ridiculous.”
“Why?” asked the veteran news reporter.
“You’re going to relegate my history to a month?” asked Freeman. “What do you do with yours? Which month is white history month? No, come on, tell me,” he continued.
“Well, I’m Jewish,” responded Mike Wallace.
Freeman kept pressuring for an answer. “Okay. Which month is Jewish history month?”
“There isn’t one,” replied Wallace.
“Oh. Oh, why not? Do you want one?” asked Morgan Freeman in response.
Wallace said “No.”
“I don’t either,” explained Freeman. “I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.”
Mike Wallace then shifted the conversation to the broader topic of racism. “How are we going to get rid of racism and — ”
Morgan Freeman’s answer should be something that all conservatives can applaud (H/T CNS News).
“Stop talking about it. I’m going to stop calling you a white man, and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man,” said Freeman.
“I know you as Mike Wallace. You know me as Morgan Freeman. You want to say, `Well, I know this white guy named Mike Wallace.’ You know what I’m saying?” he asked.
That interview took place in 2005, but it looks like Morgan Freeman’s fairly conservative views on race have stayed consistent since then.
Last year, Freeman appeared on CNN and was interviewed by Don Lemon. The topic of racism came up again.
Lemon asked if skin color held people back in America.
“Today? No. You and I. We’re proof,” replied Freeman. “Why would race have anything to do with it? Put your mind to what you want to do and go for that. It’s kind of like religion to me. It’s a good excuse for not getting there.”
That view is incredibly refreshing. While people like President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder seem to believe that they are defined by their skin color and that black Americans are somehow unable to succeed on their own, Morgan Freeman has taken a stand for a better path.
He’s 100 percent right on this issue, and America could use more common-sense thinking like Freeman’s.
—Courtesy of The Conservative Tribune