Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman recently made headlines with some provocative comments about Black History Month and the term “African-American.”
Freeman, who has never been one to shy away from controversy, expressed his frustration with these labels in an interview with The Sunday Times.
“Black History Month is an insult. You’re going to relegate my history to a month?” Freeman said. “Also ‘African-American’ is an insult. I don’t subscribe to that title.”
Freeman argued that the term “African-American” doesn’t make sense and that black people have been called many different names throughout history.
“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.
While some may disagree with Freeman’s views on these issues, his willingness to speak out and question the status quo is admirable. As a passionate Republican voter, you may find yourself agreeing with Freeman’s perspective on this topic.