20 December 2005

Morgan Freeman speaks the truth

I was impressed with remarks made by Morgan Freeman regarding racism and Black History Month:

You're going to relegate my history to a month? I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history.

As is Italian, Irish, and dare I say it, Cuban! The separation of history into various races and months and days is counterproductive to our society:

I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.

Freeman is right to ask this. I hope each of us will make these terms a rare part of our vocabulary. American is American.

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