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?
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.