Saturday, December 17, 2005
Morgan Freeman is the man: Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman is going to be on CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday and, in remarks released early to hype the show, Freeman appears to be anything but politically correct.
“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!”
I'm looking forward to watching the entire interview.