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  1. 26 Aug '10 01:25
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Freeman#Personal_life

    Freeman has publicly criticized the celebration of Black History Month and does not participate in any related events, saying, "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history."[14] He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it, and he notes that there is no "white history month".[15] Freeman once said on an interview with 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace: "I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man."[14] Freeman supported the defeated proposal to change the Mississippi state flag, which contains the Confederate battle flag.[16][17]
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    26 Aug '10 01:38
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Freeman#Personal_life

    Freeman has publicly criticized the celebration of Black History Month and does not participate in any related events, saying, "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history."[14] He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it, and he notes that there is no ...[text shortened]... change the Mississippi state flag, which contains the Confederate battle flag.[16][17]
    That's how people tend to be when they're not impoverished. He's experienced nothing but success in his life.
  3. 26 Aug '10 01:58
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    That's how people tend to be when they're not impoverished. He's experienced nothing but success in his life.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Freeman

    Early life

    Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere) and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr., a barber who died in 1961 from liver cirrhosis. He has three older siblings. Freeman was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi.[1][2][3] His family moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois.[3] Freeman made his acting debut at age 9, playing the lead role in a school play. He then attended Broad Street High School, currently Threadgill Elementary School, in Mississippi. At age 12, he won a statewide drama competition, and while still at Broad Street High School, he performed in a radio show based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1955, he graduated from Broad Street High School, but turned down a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University, opting instead to work as a mechanic in the United States Air Force.

    Freeman moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960s and worked as a transcript clerk at Los Angeles Community College. During this period, he also lived in New York City, working as a dancer at the 1964 World's Fair, and in San Francisco, where he was a member of the Opera Ring music group. Freeman acted in a touring company version of The Royal Hunt of the Sun, and also appeared as an extra in the 1965 film The Pawnbroker. He made his off-Broadway debut in 1967, opposite Viveca Lindfors in The N-----r Lovers[4][5] (about the civil rights era "Freedom Riders", before debuting on Broadway in 1968's all-black version of Hello, Dolly!, which also starred Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway.
  4. 26 Aug '10 01:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    That's how people tend to be when they're not impoverished. He's experienced nothing but success in his life.
    the alternative is wallowing in failure and victimhood. would you recommend that to your students?
  5. 26 Aug '10 02:00
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    the alternative is wallowing in failure and victimhood. would you recommend that to your students?
    Why not that's what ATY is doing himself.
  6. 26 Aug '10 02:10
    he's done with that. now he's doing some postgrad work. maybe the other gig got too boring.
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    26 Aug '10 02:15
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    the alternative is wallowing in failure and victimhood. would you recommend that to your students?
    He started succeeding at 9.
  8. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    26 Aug '10 02:29
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it...
    How exactly will the problem of the disproportionate number of black people on death row be addressed by "not talking about it", for instance?

    I think his "only way to end racism" is rather easy for him to say while being inapplicable to the reality experienced the 99.X % of Americans who are not multi-millionaire Hollywood stars.
  9. 26 Aug '10 03:12
    Originally posted by FMF
    How exactly will the problem of the disproportionate number of black people on death row be addressed by "not talking about it", for instance?

    I think his "only way to end racism" is rather easy for him to say while being inapplicable to the reality experienced the 99.X % of Americans who are not multi-millionaire Hollywood stars.
    Instead of mindlessly redistributing wealth how about shutting down inner city public schools which are failing and send those kids to charter schools?

    The cycle of poverty ends with education, not giving a noneducated person a buck or two.
  10. 26 Aug '10 03:13
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    He started succeeding at 9.
    Discusting. In fact, if everyone were a success where would the left be? Let just hope for their sakes they keep everyone poor and stupid.
  11. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    26 Aug '10 03:20
    Originally posted by whodey
    Instead of mindlessly redistributing wealth how about shutting down inner city public schools which are failing and send those kids to charter schools? The cycle of poverty ends with education, not giving a noneducated person a buck or two.
    When have I ever advocated "mindlessly redistributing wealth"? Who else here has? You can scarcely utter an honest word when you engage people, why is that?
  12. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    26 Aug '10 03:21
    Originally posted by whodey
    Discusting. In fact, if everyone were a success where would the left be? Let just hope for their sakes they keep everyone poor and stupid.
    No one has said anything remotely like this. Are you trying to smear someone, satirize something or simply slobber over your latest strawman?
  13. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    26 Aug '10 05:09
    If racism were ended what the hell would we talk about at RHP?
  14. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    26 Aug '10 05:16
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    If racism were ended what the hell would we talk about at RHP?
    statism would expand and fill up all available space
  15. Donation bbarr
    Chief Justice
    26 Aug '10 05:17
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Freeman#Personal_life

    Freeman has publicly criticized the celebration of Black History Month and does not participate in any related events, saying, "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history."[14] He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it, and he notes that there is no ...[text shortened]... change the Mississippi state flag, which contains the Confederate battle flag.[16][17]
    An actor has an opinion. Stop the presses.