Morgan Freeman does not like Black History Month. In fact, the Golden Globe winning actor said that "black history is American history." The actor expressed his outrage that his history is relegated to one month of the year (and it's February, which is the shortest).
In a 60 Minutes interview with Mike Wallace, the actor asked "where's White History month?" Is Morgan Freeman right? Is it controversial and insulting to have a Black History month?
In fact, the actor's solution to racism is to simply "stop talking about it." Is that enough? Could it truly be that simple? He plans to stop calling white men "a white man," and he wants people to stop calling him "a black man." History has shown that words are very powerful. Could this type of change make a true, lasting change in the state of race in the U.S.?
Morgan Freeman is a black man in America, and maybe he has the solution. What do you think? It's certainly some food for thought. Plus, hearing these words come out in Freeman's famous voice is pretty powerful stuff. Has Black History Month outlived its usefulness in the U.S.? Check out the snippet from the interview below. What do you think?
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