Morgan Freeman wants to make Black History Month
a thing of the past

by editor on June 30, 2009

Damn it. Just when we were ready to write off Morgan Freeman as a Hollywood wacko for having an affair with his step granddaughter, we run across this video. It shows Freeman telling an absolutely incredulous Mike Wallace why he’s against Black History Month.

Mike Wallace: Black history month you find ridiculous. Why?
Morgan Freeman: You’re going to relegate my history to a month?
Mike Wallace: Oh, c’mon.
Morgan Freeman: What do you do with yours? Which month is white history month? Well, c’mon, tell me.
Mike Wallace: I’m Jewish.
Morgan Freeman: OK, which month is Jewish history month?
Mike Wallace: There isn’t one.
Morgan Freeman: Oh, oh. Why not? Do you want one?
Mike Wallace:No.
Morgan Freeman: No, I don’t either. I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history.
Mike Wallace: How we gonna get rid of racism until…
Morgan Freeman: Stop talking about it. I’m going to stop calling you a white man. And I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. I know you as Mike Wallace. You know me as Morgan Freeman.

He made so much sense that 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace is left damn near speechless.

And for that alone, Freeman is working his way back into our good graces.

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Linda June 30, 2009 at 5:57 am

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I was so saddened when I read about his relationship with his step-granddaughter, but I agree with him about the racist stuff. We don’t need to distinguish ourselves by our color, but by our character.

I’m also sick to death of hearing about our ‘first black president’. He is half white too, but we never hear about that!

Peggy August 2, 2010 at 5:46 pm

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I totally agree with you Morgan Freeman. It belongs with American history. We are all Americans. I work where we gay, black history, women, etc month. I appreciate the way you say we are all Americans. I don’t see color. It hurts when people try to make the racist a bad word. I don’t use it. I’m tired these days of it. It is getting bad. I am afraid I will accidently be a racist without knowing it the way it is being used as a weapon now. In my heart and soul I love every human and animal. I ohly fear spiders and wasps. I’m sorry but they just scare me. Oh and the barrel of a gun. I’ve never seen one but, I never want to. Thank you Morgan Freeman for the words that needed to said. Peace be with you always! Your Friend.. Peggy Sue

P.S. You were the Best “Easy Ready”!!

KimmyQueen August 3, 2010 at 10:04 am

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Yeah that is gross about him and his stepgranddaughter eek… but in this I agree with him 100% you will not conquer racism by keeping a reminder of racism at hand and keeping separating people into categories.

doug June 30, 2009 at 6:43 am

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Okay now he goes up a few notches in my book for that one. Morgan, I couldnt agree more!

There is a gal that lives just across the way from me. She drives a Jeep that has a bumper sticker that says “Black By Popular Demand”. I just find that somewhat rude…1. I dont care what color your skin is, 2. There is NO way I could have a bumper sticker that says “White by Popular Demand”. and 3, is that the only message she needs to put out to the world? That her skin color is not white?

I dont get it

Mike June 30, 2009 at 5:29 pm

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I am having difficulty reconciling your “couldn’t agree more” comment with your hatred of your across-the-street neighbor’s bumper sticker. Although I don’t know what her general attitude is like, nor the aesthetic of the sticker, it seems as though that bumper sticker could just as easily be her commenting on the same issue, and agreeing with both you and Freeman. That is, by saying she’s “Black by popular demand,” she’s saying that she’s only “black” because that’s how society in general (i.e “popular demand”) classifies a person who looks like her. Seems like a perfectly plausible possibility to me.

KimmyQueen August 3, 2010 at 10:06 am

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This is where things like meeting your neighbors, being of good nature, having friendly discussions and getting to know people before misjudging them comes into play, which is in many ways a treatment for the racial tension in this country.

Kevin June 30, 2009 at 6:55 am

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“Morgan Freeman: Stop talking about it.”

I say that all the time, and people almost always call me a racist for it.

Daniel June 30, 2009 at 10:13 am

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You didnt know about this? ive heard him talk before, at least when it comes to “race” morgan sounds like a conservative, yea, that was weird to find out about his step granddaughter, but you know what? not gonna judge on that one.

the shitstorms that arise from me saying that are incredible, rush has said the same thing, and lib bloggers freaked “you cant just pretend like slavery never happened” yea, what again does slavery have to do with being black? (which prompts only worse shrieking from leftards)

polishconservative June 30, 2009 at 10:59 am

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Morgan Freeman: What do you do with yours? Which month is white history month? Well, c’mon, tell me.
Mike Wallace: I’m Jewish.

So Jew is other race than whites? Well that doesnt make much sense… or maybe hmm…

KimmyQueen August 3, 2010 at 10:08 am

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Well in all reality there is only one race the human race…. with that said Jewish people have always found themselves to be apart from others including whites who are not Jewish. Not all though there are some Jews who are Jews by religion, nationality and/or culture but as far as race they say they are white.

TheTh3rd June 30, 2009 at 11:50 am
Alex in Toronto June 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm

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I agree with Morgan completely. I hate referring to someone by the colour of their skin and I detest it when other people do this or make the colour of a person a detrimental feature of their character. My sister-in-law seems to think that being B-L-A-C-K is a disease, yet she’s Asian and I’m Caucasian.

Texas Pete June 30, 2009 at 12:50 pm

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Wow. Just wow. What Morgan said was so simple and it just plain made sense. Why can’t Mike Wallace just get that through his pea brain?

Easy Reader was my favorite character from kids TV. Now I understand why.

Texas is Galt’s Gulch.

Lisa June 30, 2009 at 12:53 pm

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YES! THIS! Only take this concept and apply it to affirmative action, hate crime legislation, and minority group organizations and scholarships in post-secondary institutions. I now love Morgan Freeman for more than just his amazing voice.

Kaitlyn June 30, 2009 at 2:31 pm

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Mike just got OWNED.

observerant June 30, 2009 at 4:00 pm

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When someone asks you your race, if you reply anything other than human race, you help racism. There are no winners when we make distinctions like this.

jordan June 30, 2009 at 4:27 pm

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so…this is just making news…now? that interview is from over 3 and a half years ago. what is all this commotion about it all of a sudden? granted it is a strong point for morgan freeman to make, and maybe it deserves discussion, but why is it a big deal today? is this just a flash-in-the-pan attempt to give people a quotation to fire back with when called on an off-color comment? because frankly, just because a celebrity says something controversial doesn’t make it dictum, especially when no one seemed to notice it when he said it originally several years prior.

not to take away from mr. freeman’s bold statement, not at all in fact. i’m merely suggesting that its being referred to now (well after the fact) to somehow justify particular behaviors. be careful how you take what he said. give it some thought before reacting.

John Davius June 30, 2009 at 6:15 pm

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Wow, Morgan Freeman totally ROCKS


john June 30, 2009 at 6:42 pm

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Morgan is right.
Race is like God in a away….simply divisive especially if fed energy…
Man is not capable of rational thinking in either matter.

KimmyQueen August 3, 2010 at 10:00 am

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Uhm…. what happened to the video? I would have liked to see it…

In any case, when I say things like these I always get the weird look from people. However it makes sense… overall there is hispanic month there is asian month there is international blah blah blah is like please stop the nonsense. Why cant we just be human?

Necron_99 August 3, 2010 at 12:29 pm

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Because that removes the “Victimization” element from the Libtard/Socilist/Marxist argument and then their “Poor ole’ pitiful me” agenda collapses under the weight of being a part of the whole instead of being “special”.

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