Saturday, December 17, 2005

Morgan Freeman said WHAT?!

Hey Morgan, no offense but:

What the Hell's wrong with you?!

I realize you're a big Hollywood star now, but racism isn't going to go away merely by "not talking about it."

I wish it were so easy...


Here's what he had to say:


Hey Morgan, let's not forget where we came from.


Because if we forget about the past, we're condemned to repeat it...


Blogger Esereth said...

See, I know I'm missing something.

When I read it, it seemed like he was asking people to start ignoring color. That seemed like a good idea, except maybe a little too simple. But I couldn't put my finger on what was too simplistic about it. Sounds like maybe you have.

Why isn't his idea a good one, specifically? Are the way things are now better?

Saturday, December 17, 2005 11:36:00 PM  
Blogger Ken B. said...

Excellent question, Esereth. My thing is this: We (as in Black folks)are the ONLY ETHNIC GROUP IN AMERICA that are supposed to say, "We aren't Black Americans, just Americans."

That's bullsh*t!

Nobody's "just anything" in America. There's nothing wrong being proud of who you are. Nobody tells an Italian to "just ignore my Italian-ness." Nobody tells a Latino to "ignore my ethnicity."

To tell people just to "ignore" the situation or to "look pass it" won't stop people from being racists. I say, "Look in the mirrror and be proud of who and what you see." To just "ignore" it won't stop people from discrimination. People need to learn to except the differences in people and go from there.

Sunday, December 18, 2005 6:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Matthew Motherway said...

While we should celebrate what makes us different and unique (hopefully as individuals), we should also celebrate what makes us similar. It's hard to do both, but when you don't know someone, you should try to find common ground and forget about race for a moment:

"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today."

Character matters more than race.

Monday, December 19, 2005 12:24:00 PM  
Blogger Ken B. said...

Hello, Matthew. In a perfect society, noone would care what you look like. Unfortunately, we live in a time where appearances, be it tall,short, fat, skinny, athletic, Black, white, etc... count for too much in our society.

Once again, I don't believe one should "forget" who or what they are and what they look like merely because it may "offend" someone that they don't even know. One should have pride in who and what they are, as long as it doesn't escalate into arrogance & superiority. That's where many of Humanity's problems occur, someone thinking that they are "better" than "so-and-so" because of "race" (There's really only one race: human.), ethnicity, wealth, family background, etc...

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 12:07:00 AM  

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