Monday, December 19, 2005

Morgan Freeman

He'd probably agree with my OC Register article. In case you missed 60 Minutes last night:

Freeman notes there is no "white history month" [as there is a Black History Month] and says the only way to get rid of racism is to "stop talkinng about it."

The actor says he believes the labels "black" and "white" are an obstacle to beating racism.

"I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man," Freeman says.


Blogger Charlie Anderson said...

I am going to have to disagree with Morgan here. I think the problems with race in our country stem more from people NOT talking about race. In my experience, people of different races seldom talk about racial issues. The sooner that everyone admits that we are all racists (in the sense that we have prejudices based upon race) the sooner we can get past race being such a huge issues. Also, I would point out that there is no white history month because every month is white history month (whatever the merits of having black history month).

1:47 PM  
Blogger Steven Rosenberg said...

Alas, the issue is complex. But remember: Morgan Freeman is god.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Aaron Hanscom said...

Charlie, Freeman also asked why there isn't a Jewish history month.

Do you really think that by admitting we are all racists we can get past race? How do you propose we go about that? I think it would be much more effective and practical to just stop talking about it so much.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Aaron Hanscom said...

Steve, that's blashpemy!

2:41 PM  
Blogger A.J. Kaufman said...

Aaron wrote:

"Charlie, Freeman also asked why there isn't a Jewish history month."

This is important. Of course there is not, and Jews don't want one, just like most blacks don't. Leave the balkanizing to the condescending public school teachers.

10:04 PM  
Blogger A.J. Kaufman said...

They also featured Freeman's blues club in Clarksdale, MS, where I have been. It is cool. Morgan is a good man, but he is not G-d.

10:05 PM  
Blogger A.J. Kaufman said...

Can the elite apolgists take race out of the issue just once? How about an American History Month? or is EVERY month that? LOL.

10:06 PM  

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