Skip to comments.Morgan Freeman: Why Do We Need a Black History Month, I am an American
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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Did anybody ask Wallace when white history month is?
wow he said that?
I’ve seen Morgan speak sensibly about race in the past, too.
I just gained a whole lotta respect for Morgan Freemen!!
We need a Viking History Month.
What the Hell kind of response was that! Wallace is an idiot of the first order.
Yes, you should watch the video and relish in Wallace’s reaction
Morgan replied "when we stop talking about it"!
I love the talented Morgan Freeman. Always have.
Jesus H. Christ in a sidecar. This interview is from December 2005. Where haa this guy been?
haa = has
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.
Morgan Freeman gets it.
Actually I was thinking that “my people” need germanic horde month.
Yes. He did. 3-1/2 years ago.
Wallace was totally flustered...completely shattered his premises.
It's most refreshing to hear someone speaking who also makes sense, seems to be getting too rare these days
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...
Well in that case, it should never be discussed or shown again, eh?
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.
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.
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.
I’ll vote for the White History month!
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.”
What I like about Freeman is that he still lives in Mississippi, and never got into the whole Hollywood thing.
I do see an Islamic History and Appreciation Month in our future before Barack leaves the White House in 2012. It’s coming.
Thank goodness we still have our Congressional White Caucus!-——Oh wait————
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I would assume blacks get irritated by being lumped in with gays as similar minorities, also.
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.
You can’t. You might be a terrorist.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
LOL. That Defcon 1 look on Wallace’s face was priceless. “Unleash the dogs, somebody done escaped off the liberal plantation!!”
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.
And a Communist History Month and a Terrorist History Month and...
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