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Morgan Freeman Calls Black History Month ‘Ridiculous’

Morgan Freeman Calls Black History Month ‘Ridiculous’

 

Black History Month ‘Ridiculous’

 

There aren’t many people in Hollywood who could call Black History Month ‘ridiculous’ without receiving a ton of hate mail, but that’s exactly what Morgan Freeman did back in 2005 – and he managed to back up his controversial words with some very thought-provoking ideas about racial equality.

The Hollywood legend was being interviewed by Mike Wallace for CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ news magazine program when he was asked his opinion on the concept of Black History Month. But Morgan Freeman-  arguably one of the greatest and most respected black actors of all time-  wasn’t playing ball.

After branding the idea ‘ridiculous’, Freeman asks a pretty good rhetorical question: “What- you’re going to relegate my history to a month?”

Wallace doesn’t know what to make of this comment, but Freeman’s not done with him yet.

“What do you do with yours?” the actor asks his host, getting more pissed by the minute with Wallace’s line of questioning. “Which month is White History Month?” he demands. “Come on, tell me.”

Wallace replies that he’s Jewish, to which Freeman hits back: “Ok. Which month is Jewish History Month?” Wallace is forced to admit there isn’t one, and he tells Freeman he wouldn’t really want that kind of commemoration anyway.

“I don’t either,” Freeman tells him matter-of-factly. I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.”

High-five!
Read More: trueactivist.com

 

Wallace replies that he’s Jewish, to which Freeman hits back: “Ok. Which month is Jewish History Month?” Wallace is forced to admit there isn’t one, and he tells Freeman he wouldn’t really want that kind of commemoration anyway.

“I don’t either,” Freeman tells him matter-of-factly. I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.”

 

Anytime someone calls Black History Month ridiculous, they’re met with immediate backlash (as they should).

Carter G. Woodson

Carter G. Woodson

“You’re going to relegate my history to a month?” the 79-year-old actor said during a “60 Minutes” interview in 2005. “I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history.”

The Oscar-winning actor’s beliefs reiterate those of historian Carter G. Woodson, also known as the “Father of Black History Month.”

Woodson dedicated his career to making sure African-American history was taught and studied after he noticed black people were poorly underrepresented in school lessons and books. In 1915, he founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (now known as the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History) and, 11 years later, created Negro History Week, which eventually expanded to become Black History Month.

Read More: huffingtonpost.ca

 

 

We are the world; we must act on that understanding

We are the world; we must act on that understanding

 

We are the world; we must act on that understanding

 

 

By David Suzuki

 

The coming year looks bright with the promise of change after a difficult decade for environmentalists and our issues. But even with a new government that quickly moved to gender equity in cabinet, expanded the Ministry of the Environment to include climate change, and offered a bravura performance at the climate talks in Paris, can Canada’s environmentalists close up shop and stop worrying?

 

Of course not. The nature of politics includes constant trade-offs, compromises and disagreements. Even with a government sympathetic to environmental issues, we won’t act deeply and quickly enough or prevent new problems because we haven’t addressed the root of our environmental devastation. The ultimate cause isn’t economic, technological, scientific or even social. (more…)

Bruce E. Levine explains how Ayn Rand helped turn the US into a selfish and greedy nation

Bruce E. Levine explains how Ayn Rand helped turn the US into a selfish and greedy nation

 

The ‘Atlas Shrugged’ author made selfishness heroic and caring about others weakness.

 

This story first appeared at AlterNet.

Ayn Rand’s “philosophy” is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our society….To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil.— Gore Vidal, 1961

Only rarely in U.S. history do writers transform us to become a more caring or less caring nation. In the 1850s, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) was a strong force in making the United States a more humane nation, one that would abolish slavery of African Americans. A century later, Ayn Rand (1905-1982) helped make the United States into one of the most uncaring nations in the industrialized world, a neo-Dickensian society where healthcare is only for those who can afford it, and where young people are coerced into huge student-loan debt that cannot be discharged in bankruptcy.

Rand’s impact has been widespread and deep. At the iceberg’s visible tip is the influence she’s had over major political figures who have shaped American society. (more…)

Moncton ~ A Nation Mourns

Moncton ~ A Nation Mourns

A Sad Day for Canada

 

Three riders gone that we did not know,
They stood on guard so communities could grow,
They rode for justice and upheld the law,
They protected the public even though we have flaws

Three lights shine down from God up above,
In search of three souls so dearly loved,
Once found at peace their spirits shall lay,
With memories of them in our hearts here to stay

The Red Serge worn by those with belief
Will undoubtedly need our help for relief,
In support of these officers respecting our calls
Let’s support them in prayer, “God bless to all” 

Words can’t replace such a devastating loss, 
But the RCMP will prevail at all cost,
Police forces working in Nation’s world wide
Remember these three angels that now stand by your side…

God bless the Law Enforcement community on this day and Gods Speed on a healthy recovery for the two injured officers…

From left: Const. Dave Joseph Ross, Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan and Const. Douglas James Larche appear in photos released by the RCMP. (more…)

The Death of the Tar Sands

The Death of the Tar Sands

 

The Death of the Tar Sands – When one looks at the history of the Tar Sands and the Harper Government’s energy strategy for Canada (focused almost entirely on the expansion of fossil fuels) the Death of the Tar Sands seems like an unlikely scenario. But Tim Flannery, the author of The Weather Makers: The History & Future Impact of Climate Change, has a different viewpoint.

The Tar Sands Are Like an Old Man

During his recent trip to Canada, Tim Flannery compared the Tar Sands and fossil fuel industry to an old man.

It doesn’t have the flexibility to cope with price shocks anymore. It’s got to trade in a very narrow price band or it’s going to fall over. And Big Oil views innovation as the enemy. As new technologies make renewables cheaper, fossil fuel producers continue to feel a price squeeze. In other words — trouble for the costly extraction of oil from the tar sands.

 

Tar Sands Execs See Innovation as the Enemy – Tim Flannery

Published on Apr 21, 2014
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The Death of the Tar Sands?

Does Tim Flannery have any reason to be optimistic? Perhaps it’s time to do a reality check on the Tar Sands. (more…)

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