Morgan Freeman Says Black History Month & The Term ‘African American’ Are Insults

During an interview with ‘The Sunday Times,’ 85-year-old Morgan Freeman spoke about Black History Month and the term “African American.”

He said, “Two things I can say publicly that I do not like. Black History Month is an insult. You’re going to relegate my history to a month?” He continued, Also, ‘African American’ is an insult.

“I don’t subscribe to that title,” Freeman explained. “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’.”

He added, 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.”

It was brought to Freeman’s attention that Denzel Washington once said, “I’m very proud to be Black, but Black is not all I am,” Morgan responded: “Yes, exactly. I’m in total agreement. You can’t define me that way.”