Morgan Freeman Finds ‘Black History Month’ And The Term ‘African-American’ To Be Insulting
Morgan Freeman is speaking his mind about some commonly used terminology. During a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the Good Person actor shared that he finds “Black History Month” and the term “African-American” to be insulting.
“Black History Month is an insult. You’re going to relegate my history to a month?” he told the outlet.
Freeman added, “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’. What does it really mean? Most black people in this part of the world are mongrels. And you say Africa as if it’s a country when it’s a continent, like Europe.”
The Seven actor also noted how Hollywood has been changing over the years. “Generationally, though, I do think we’re moving ahead in leaps and bounds… LGBTQ, Asians, black, white, interracial marriages, interracial relationships. All represented. You see them all on screen now and that is a huge jump,” he said.