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Cousins! Legendary actor Morgan Freeman is keeping it all the way a hundred with folks as he speaks on two things that absolutely grinds his gears!
Appearing in a a recent interview with ‘The Sunday Time’s Culture Magazine’ to promote an upcoming project, Morgan speaks candidly about his deepest feelings towards Black History Month and the term African American. “Two things I can say publicly that I do not like. Black History Month is an insult. You’re going to relegate my history to a month,” questioned the 85 year old.
“Also ‘African-American’ is an insult. I don’t subscribe to that title. 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’.”
He explains that the term of African American in comparison to ‘Euro American’ wouldn’t be said because folks usually specify a country instead such as ‘Italian American’
Morgan is amongst a long list of Black celebrities who have shared conflicting feelings towards the month of February based celebration.
As we’ve previously reported NBA all star Draymond Green shared similar feelings earlier this year as he advocated for abolishing the single month acknowledgment and having the history of Black people implemented into schools curriculum throughout the entire year.
“We’ve got governors who want to take our history out of schools, and I’m not going to be the fool to say, ‘Yeah, we can celebrate it for 28 days,’” Green added. “So at some point, I’d like to get rid of it. We’re making all these changes in the world — can’t talk about these people, can’t say this, can’t say that.”
Cousins, do you agree?