Saturday, February 05, 2011

Morgan Freeman Speaks the Truth About Black History Month

And race-relations in general.

I don't know why I hadn't heard this before yesterday when David Webb played it when he was subbing for Andrew Wilkow, because this clip is over two years old. But Morgan Freeman's comments on Black History Month (this month) are right on the money ... And their sheer brilliance left Mike Wallace sputtering and stammering:

This one short clip sums up race relations and the issue of race better than anything that has ever been said about the topic ,,,, and we all know a lot has been said about the topic.

Pure and simple, this country's obsession with race is, frankly, racist. What does the color of one's skin matter? Morgan Freeman wasn't about to let this obsession get in his way. Oprah Winfrey -- who once was heard to boast about the number of white people she had working for her -- a woman consumed with seeing things through the prism of her "black womanhood" excelled in spite of her obsession. The simple fact of the matter, as Morgan Freeman so plainly stated, is that we'd all be a hell of a lot better off if we saw ourselves as AMERICANS, not hyphenated-American whatever you want to call yourselves. This is a truth that was completely lost on liberal reporter Mike Wallace. It simply didn't compute. And that is the very problem.

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