Sunday, June 08, 2014

Morgan Freeman to Don Lemon: Race Has No Impact on Income Inequality

Do you think race has anything to do with inequality? Movie star Morgan Freeman answered “No. … You and I, we’re proof” in a recent interview with CNN’s Don Lemon.
“Why would race have anything to do with it?” he added. “Put your mind to what you want to do and go for that. It’s kind of like religion to me—it’s a good excuse for not getting there.” “Making [race] a bigger issue than it needs to be is the problem here.”
Recent stats reveal the difference in wealth between black and white households increased from $75,224 in 1984 to $84,959 in 2011.A 2012 census analysis found that the gap nearly doubled during the recession, with white households at 22 times the wealth of their black counterparts.


What’s Your Take? Do you think race has anything to do with inequality?

 




Comments

1. Justin said...

The numbers don't lie. This is what happens when SOME folk reach a certain level,they become colorblind until someone reminds them that they are Black. I wonder if Don Lemons makes as much as Wolf Blitzer? hmmmmmmm

2. Trudy said...

Race isn't an issue for Don Lemon but looked for support when he decided to "come out" I guess gays are unequal but Blacks are equal according this sellout. I have no respect for either of these BOZOS

3. Lawrence said...

It has everything to do with race

4. Jackson said...

My agreement with Freeman stops at “Put your mind to what you want to do and go for that" Everyone should strive for success,but that does not negate the racial disparity here in America.You gave the numbers. And why the need to connect religion. Money seems to cloud common sense.

5. Trudy said...

Morgan is still Driving Ms. Daisy

6. Lawrence said...

How easy it is to allow success to blind us.Is he saying that he did it alone and that God had nothing to do it.

7. Mark said...

Morgan played the part of the president and god.I guess he is believing his own scripts

8. Michael said...

Race has everything to inequality

9. Damon said...

How does focusing on racism create equality?

10. Tracey said...

How out of touch with reality are these two?

11. Kenny said...

WTH?

12. Clarke said...

I agree.We have to stop fighting the civil war. Things are not the same.And by the way ,how do you feel about Theron Cal's comments that women are not capable of logical thinking because of their emotionality

13. Jesse said...

Numbers don't lie.Money evidently makes you forgetful and out of touch



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