Morgan Freeman comes down on Black History Month
Morgan Freeman says the concept of a month dedicated to black history is "ridiculous." "You're going to relegate my history to a month?" the 68-year-old actor says in an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" to air Sunday (7 p.m. EST). "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history."
An important part of American history is the migrations that led black Africans*, Southeast Asians, Ashkenazi Jews, Irish, Italians, Mexicans, etc. to these shores. History should teach how each of these significant migrations shaped the nation. We don't need set-aside months for any of them - or we wouldn't, if history were taught more thoroughly than it usually is.
(* Yes, "migration" isn't quite the most accurate description for most of these cases.)