Who is better competent to speak about how race has held him back than an eighty-year old black man from the Deep South, Memphis, Tennessee? On his way up there were no certain movement programs to help him overcome the barrier of “being innate Black in America.”
Morgan Freeman was 80 when he was interviewed on CNN Tonight, two years ago. Host Don Lemon Morgan asked him, “Do you consider misery is partial of genetics, to answer your question?”
Freeman answered forthrightly, “No, you can’t contend that. we don’t consider wealth, personally, I don’t consider resources and genetics have anything to do with any other, actually.”
Freeman elaborated and his answer must’ve had domestic race hustlers burying their heads, “If you’re innate in the U.S., it really doesn’t matter the condition of your birth. What matters is what you get from your nurturing, from your environment, either or not you are — we mean, this is from the standpoint of having been innate with little. Here, you can always get out of that. Poverty is just…”
The Academy Award leader wasn’t done.
When Lemon asked him, “Do you consider race plays a partial in resources distribution?”
Freeman didn’t hesitate, “Today? No.”
Lemon persisted, “You don’t?”
And, Freeman remained resolute, “No. No, we don’t. You and I, we’re proof. Why would race have anything to do with it? Put your mind to what you wish to do and go from there.”
“I was innate in Memphis, Tennessee [in 1937],” pronounced Freeman. “I had a prolonged transport from where we came from, to here. But here we are. So explanation is in — explanation of the pudding is in the eating. Here we lay at the dining table.”
Lemon was unfortunate to strengthen “The Legacy Of Liberalism” that has broken the Black family and the schools their children attend that Freeman had progressing alluded to (“What matters is what you get from your nurturing, from your environment”.)
Lemon: “But it’s tough to — when you contend that to people since they say, ‘Here you go with the lift yourself up by the bootstraps thing. You’re just being respectable. Not everybody can do that.”
Freeman’s response was abrupt: “Bullsh**! Everybody can! “Not that it doesn’t – [take] courage. Courage is the pivotal to life itself. A lot of people were innate in situations, ‘I’ll never get out of this.’ So they won’t. we contend to people who say, ‘Well, we would like to have finished so and so and so and so.’
“Well, you could have finished it. ‘I couldn’t get out of here.’”
“Man, the train runs every day.”
Freeman’s message: Certain “truths are self-evident. That all men are combined equal, that they are included by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” and abilities and it is up to them what they make of themselves. He warns immature people not to be the victim of their own actions. That, after all, is the hint of freedom.