Actor Morgan Freeman condemns Black History month; way to get rid of racism is to ‘stop talking about it’

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Acting legend Morgan Freeman has doubled down on his disdain for ‘Black History Month.’ Speaking in an interview with The Sunday Times over the weekend, Freeman stated he believes Black History Month is an “insult.”

“Two things I can say publicly that I do not like,” Freeman said.

“Black History Month is an insult. You’re going to relegate my history to a month?” Freeman continued: “Also ‘African-American’ is an insult. I don’t subscribe to that title.”

Freeman gained publicity with his sentiments as far back as 2005 when he aid the concept of a month dedicated to Black history is “ridiculous.” Freeman said on CBS’ “60 Minutes” at the time, “You’re going to relegate my history to a month?…I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.” Freeman also noted there was no “White history month” and the only way to get rid of racism was to “stop talking about it.”

In the Freeman said that he did not understand why the term “African-American” has become so prominent.

“Black people have had different titles all the way back to the n-word and I do not know how these things get such a grip, but everyone uses ‘African-American.’ What does it really mean?” he asked.

Freeman also argued that people talk about “Irish-Americans” and “Italian-Americans,” but not “Euro-Americans.”

“And you say Africa as if it’s a country when it’s a continent, like Europe,” he added.

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