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Friday, December 16, 2005

THANK YOU MORGAN FREEMAN

I'm proud of my fellow Mississippian Morgan Freeman. Be sure to watch him lay it on the line for Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes this weekend. No labels for Morgan. From CBS News:
“You’re going to relegate my history to a month?” Freeman asks Wallace. After noting there is no “white history month,” he says, “I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history,” he tells Wallace.

The notion of a special month for black history may be hurting rather than helping efforts for racial equality, Freeman believes. When Wallace wonders whether racist attitudes may be harder to eradicate without the education that Black History Month provides, Freeman retorts: “How are we going to get rid of racism? Stop talking about it!”

Freeman 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,” he says. “I know you as Mike Wallace. You know me as Morgan Freeman. You wouldn’t say, ‘Well, I know this white guy named Mike Wallace.’ You know what I’m saying?”
I loved him on the Electric Company too.

[ HT: Michael at GayOrbit ]

1 comments:

cj69collins 12/16/2005 06:49:00 PM  

I prefer adopting the Rita Moreno tagline from the Electric Company ::

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