Morgan Freeman Says He Does Not Like The Term ‘African-American’ And Does Not Subscribe To The Celebration of ‘Black History Month’

Academy Award-winning actor, Morgan Freeman, has called out his disliking of the term ‘African-American’ and the idea of ‘Black History Month’, in an exclusive interview with The Times London per DEADLINE

Freeman spoke to The Times London about his long-lasting prosperous career as well as his new film A Good Person, where he jumped into the topic of the Ameican made tradition.

“Black History Month is an insult. You’re going to relegate my history to a month?”

he told the outlet. 

“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,”

he added. 

The ‘Glory’ actor expressed his enjoyment with seeing more inclusion on the screen which was not common when he was growing up, bringing up actor Sidney Poitier as one of his inspirations.

“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,”

Freeman, now 85, reflected.   

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