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Morgan Freeman: Why Do We Need a Black History Month, I am an American
Patriot Room ^ | June 27, 2009 | Bill Dupray

Posted on 06/27/2009 12:57:48 PM PDT by Bill Dupray

So what is Freeman's solution to the "race problem?" Why stop talking about it, of course. Mike Wallace has no frickin' idea how to handle that kind of blasphemous candor.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2005; 60minutes; morganfreeman; race

1 posted on 06/27/2009 12:57:48 PM PDT by Bill Dupray
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To: Bill Dupray

Did anybody ask Wallace when white history month is?


2 posted on 06/27/2009 12:59:44 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Bill Dupray

wow he said that?


3 posted on 06/27/2009 12:59:53 PM PDT by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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To: Bill Dupray

I’ve seen Morgan speak sensibly about race in the past, too.


4 posted on 06/27/2009 1:00:42 PM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: Bill Dupray
AMEN!!!!!

I just gained a whole lotta respect for Morgan Freemen!!

5 posted on 06/27/2009 1:01:10 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: Bill Dupray

We need a Viking History Month.


6 posted on 06/27/2009 1:01:42 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Bill Dupray
"I'm Jewish"

What the Hell kind of response was that! Wallace is an idiot of the first order.

7 posted on 06/27/2009 1:01:58 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: Oldpuppymax

Yes, you should watch the video and relish in Wallace’s reaction


8 posted on 06/27/2009 1:02:10 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: Bill Dupray
Mike Wallace asked Morgan how do we get rid of racism?

Morgan replied "when we stop talking about it"!

I love the talented Morgan Freeman. Always have.

sw

9 posted on 06/27/2009 1:02:11 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ) (Who will lead us?)
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To: Bill Dupray

Jesus H. Christ in a sidecar. This interview is from December 2005. Where haa this guy been?


10 posted on 06/27/2009 1:02:16 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

haa = has


11 posted on 06/27/2009 1:02:55 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Bill Dupray

Funny thing is (In a sad sorty of way) that Obama is going to create racists out of people who have never had a racist bone in their bodies. That tends to happen when you punish people for wrongdoing that they never committed.


12 posted on 06/27/2009 1:03:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Bill Dupray

Morgan Freeman gets it.


13 posted on 06/27/2009 1:04:04 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: Paladin2

Actually I was thinking that “my people” need germanic horde month.


14 posted on 06/27/2009 1:04:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Mmogamer; Bill Dupray
wow he said that?

Yes. He did. 3-1/2 years ago.

15 posted on 06/27/2009 1:04:57 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Bill Dupray

Wallace was totally flustered...completely shattered his premises.


16 posted on 06/27/2009 1:06:14 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: EveningStar; Bill Dupray
First time I've seen it, thanks for posting

It's most refreshing to hear someone speaking who also makes sense, seems to be getting too rare these days

17 posted on 06/27/2009 1:06:32 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: Bill Dupray

Does not compute. Sounds too much like common sense. We live in an age of ignorance and superstition.

Stupid people hold the floor. We can’t have guys like Morgan Freeman actually talking sense. It’s so unexpected that Wallace can’t wrap his head around it.

It blows his mind...


18 posted on 06/27/2009 1:08:22 PM PDT by telebob
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To: EveningStar
Yes. He did. 3-1/2 years ago.

Well in that case, it should never be discussed or shown again, eh?

19 posted on 06/27/2009 1:08:24 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: Bill Dupray

Thank you for pointing this out. Freeman has always been one of my favorite actors. I guess now I know why. We’re both Americans.


20 posted on 06/27/2009 1:08:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that "hope and change" thing working out? Are you scared yet?)
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To: spectre
"Mike Wallace asked Morgan how do we get rid of racism?

Morgan replied "when we stop talking about it"

When we stop breaking our arms patting ourselves on the back for electing someone because of his skin color and pretending that proves we're past judging people based on skin color.

Makes about as much sense as pretending a fetus is only a baby if the mother decides it is.

Or virtually every other tenet the Democratic Party stands for.

21 posted on 06/27/2009 1:09:11 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Bill Dupray
Somebody should send the word to PBS. Half of their evening programming is devoted to re-opening old racial wounds and setting the races against one another. (The other half is propaganda for the gay lifestyle).

I haven't heard of any crosses being burned by white-sheeted KKK'ers in at least the time Robert Byrd has served in the Senate. But their nightly fare about KKK rallies and documentaries about the genuine suffering of Blacks in the days of segregation seem to be designed to keep racial hatreds at the boiling point.

22 posted on 06/27/2009 1:10:18 PM PDT by Bernard Marx ("Civilizations die by suicide, not from murder" Toynbee)
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To: Oldpuppymax

I’ll vote for the White History month!


23 posted on 06/27/2009 1:10:59 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Bill Dupray

“I’m Jewish.”

There is peek into the window of the liberals mind in that response. Mike Wallace was actually shocked that Morgan Freeman wasn’t dancing in his chair for black history month. Therefore, he couldn’t say “good point” or anything else when asked “When is white history month?” “I’m Jewish.”


24 posted on 06/27/2009 1:14:44 PM PDT by cpanter
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To: telebob

What I like about Freeman is that he still lives in Mississippi, and never got into the whole Hollywood thing.


25 posted on 06/27/2009 1:17:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Bill Dupray

I do see an Islamic History and Appreciation Month in our future before Barack leaves the White House in 2012. It’s coming.


26 posted on 06/27/2009 1:19:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that "hope and change" thing working out? Are you scared yet?)
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To: Bill Dupray

Thank goodness we still have our Congressional White Caucus!-——Oh wait————


27 posted on 06/27/2009 1:19:40 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Bill Dupray

AH!!! I Love it!!

I see that the interview is from a few years back, but good news NEVER gets old!

Thank you for the affirmation that at long last, one of my favorite actors, has shown that he is not simply pretending to be a wise man.

Tatt


28 posted on 06/27/2009 1:20:09 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: Bill Dupray

What truly irritates middle class black Americans is that they are not distinguished by other Americans from poor and lower class blacks.

After years of education and hard work, being lumped together with ignorant, poor, slothful and often criminal lower classes would annoy most anybody.

But this meets head on with the egalitarianism of especially whites, who reward the achievements of education and success by leaving successful people alone. Not just educated and successful blacks, but everyone who is educated and successful. There is no “community” of the middle classes, if anything, there is isolation.

So while uneducated and poor blacks are ignored, because others don’t want to associate with them; middle class blacks are ignored out of unspoken respect. But there is no way to tell the two things apart. They assume they are ignored because they are seen as “the same” as people far below their station. And this bugs the heck out of them.


29 posted on 06/27/2009 1:23:38 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: spectre
I love the talented Morgan Freeman. Always have.

One thing I've noticed about Morgan Freeman in the roles he plays, is that he brings an aire of dignity to the roles. I can't remember the movie, but I remember he played President of the US, and he played the role very well. Of course, his role in "Driving Miss Daisy" was awesome, as was his role in "Glory." I think my favorite movie with him in it though was "Shawshank Redemption." Red was a terrific character.

Mark

30 posted on 06/27/2009 1:39:00 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Bill Dupray

I’ve said many times that black Americans are American through and through, as much so or more than any other group, going back 300, even 400+ years as some do with roots in Virginia, or close to that with Rhode Island and Massachussetts. Played a role in every flashpoint in our history, most have native blood coursing their veins ... stop with the separatism. It’s clearly not helping at all, has actually hurt.

I have some ancestors who owned slaves, and the majority who didn’t. I also have ancestors who were brought here indentured, and a majority who weren’t. At the rate things are going, I guess I should try to get something out of the ones who were bound. Not that anyone would give a crap.


31 posted on 06/27/2009 1:39:09 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Bill Dupray

Morgan Freeman is a great actor. His performace in “The Shawshank Redemption” is one of the best exhibits of acting talent I have ever seen.


32 posted on 06/27/2009 1:44:56 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Bill Dupray

I was never a racist but these assh*les that are obsessed with it are making me one real fast. Hell would freeze over before I would ever vote for a black for any office. NEVER! They make it all about race and it’s disgusting.


33 posted on 06/27/2009 1:48:12 PM PDT by mojitojoe (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I would assume blacks get irritated by being lumped in with gays as similar minorities, also.


34 posted on 06/27/2009 1:48:20 PM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: ought-six

Shawshank Redemption is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Slingblade, too. Very gritty, very good. The Green Mile, that was a good one, too.


35 posted on 06/27/2009 1:49:08 PM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: tallyhoe

You can’t. You might be a terrorist.


36 posted on 06/27/2009 2:19:10 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: Oldpuppymax

I was pretty amazed to discover that Black History Month was proclaimed by Congress in 1922, not circa 1968.

Richard Pryor said it best (agree/disagree, this is funny):

“Has anyone noticed that when they finally gave us a month of our own, that it’s the shortest month of the year?”


37 posted on 06/27/2009 2:30:58 PM PDT by elcid1970 (O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!)
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To: Bill Dupray
Wow! No wonder so few people have ever seen this interview. I'm sure it was cut up and shoved down the memory hole as quickly as humanly possible. Freeman kicked Wallace's a$$ so hard I bet ol' Mike couldn't sit down for a week!
Freeman's right, though; stop making race an issue and it'll die a nice quiet death. Liberals are the ones who can't let go of it as it is the very center of their power.
38 posted on 06/27/2009 2:31:11 PM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: Bill Dupray

That just made my day.

Last I heard from Wallace he was singing the praises of nutjob and how brilliant he was.....engineer, and all that stuff.


39 posted on 06/27/2009 2:36:00 PM PDT by Carley
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To: Bill Dupray
Freeman's had his personal issues, but damn if he is not a fount of common sense. I loved Wallace's stunned expression when Freeman turned the tables on him.

"I'm Jewish."

Ha!

40 posted on 06/27/2009 2:40:43 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Bill Dupray

Morgan freeman is from a place where blacks and whites DO NOT MIX. He knows what racism is. And he doesn’t care. It doesn’t control him. I respect that.


41 posted on 06/27/2009 2:47:57 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Bill Dupray

My opinion of Morgan Freeman, already high just from what I’ve seen of him in his acting roles, just doubled.

I didn’t know anything about his personal views until now. I just knew that he is the most astonishingly versatile actor I’ve ever seen. I’ve watched him play a lowly chauffeur, an evil villain, a life-long prisoner, and the President of the United States - all with equal skill.


42 posted on 06/27/2009 2:51:17 PM PDT by john in springfield
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To: Bill Dupray

LOL. That Defcon 1 look on Wallace’s face was priceless. “Unleash the dogs, somebody done escaped off the liberal plantation!!”


43 posted on 06/27/2009 3:17:44 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Bill Dupray

Freeman said that? A Hollywood heavyhitter? Very impressive.I’ve always thought he was talented.Now I’m beginning to think that he’s sane as well.


44 posted on 06/27/2009 4:09:50 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Paladin2

And a Communist History Month and a Terrorist History Month and...


45 posted on 06/27/2009 4:11:29 PM PDT by I Hate Obama (Just remember - if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

ping


46 posted on 06/27/2009 4:36:46 PM PDT by wyowolf ("we were the winners , cause we didn't know we could fail.")
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