During an interview I managed to dig out on YouTube Morgan Freeman was asked what his thoughts were about Black History Month. His response took me real surprise when he said that it was ”ridiculous”. But when he started to explain why he thought it was so ridiculous it really opened my eyes and gave me a few much needed reminders.
“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.”
“How are we going to get rid of racism and — ”
“Stop talking about it.“
Here is the video:
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Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.
After hearing what Morgan had to say about I must admit that I agree with him 100% on this. The only way to help stop racism is to simply stop talking about it!
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