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Lollie 08-24-2017 06:19 PM

Don Lemon Tries To Force Morgan Freeman To Race-Bait, Gets Brutally Shut Down Instead
 
It’s not every day that you see a member of liberal Hollywood talking against Democrats. So, many were surprised when they found out Morgan Freeman did just this.


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An arrogant CNN host asked Freeman:
“Do you think poverty is part of genetics, to answer your question?”

Freeman responded by saying:
“No, you can’t say that. I don’t think wealth, personally, I don’t think wealth and genetics have anything to do with each other, actually. If you’re born in the U.S., it really doesn’t matter the condition of your birth. What matters is what you inherit from your nurturing, from your environment, whether or not you are — I mean, this is from the standpoint of having been born with little. Here, you can always get out of that. Poverty is just…”

Lemon interrupted him to ask:
“Do you think race plays a part in wealth distribution?”

When Freeman said no, Lemon urged:
“You don’t?”

Then, Freeman continued:
“No. No, I don’t. You and I, we’re proof. Why would race have anything to do with it? Put your mind to what you want to do and go from there. I was born in Memphis, Tennessee [in 1937]. I had a long haul from where I came from, to here. But here we are. So proof is in — proof of the pudding is in the eating. Here we sit at the dining table.”

Lemon hesitated:
“But it’s hard to — when you say that to people because they say, ‘Here you go with the pull yourself up by the bootstraps thing. You’re just being respectable. Not everybody can do that.”

Freeman retaliated:
“Bullsh**! Everybody can! “Not that it doesn’t – [take] courage. Courage is the key to life itself. A lot of people were born in situations, ‘I’ll never get out of this.’ So they won’t. I say to people who say, ‘Well, I would like to have done so and so and so and so.’ Well, you could have done it. ‘I couldn’t get out of here.’ Man, the bus runs every day.”

Source: Electronic Politics Info

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zoriolus 08-24-2017 06:34 PM

Re: Don Lemon Tries To Force Morgan Freeman To Race-Bait, Gets Brutally Shut Down Ins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lollie (Post 904463)
It’s not every day that you see a member of liberal Hollywood talking against Democrats. So, many were surprised when they found out Morgan Freeman did just this.



"Man, the bus runs every day." :usflag

300 H and H 08-24-2017 06:44 PM

Re: Don Lemon Tries To Force Morgan Freeman To Race-Bait, Gets Brutally Shut Down Ins
 
I have always enjoyed Freeman as an actor. I am surprised by this, as I had always considered him to be total left wing liberal. :)

Glad to see he feels the way he does.

Regards, Kirk

saltwn 08-24-2017 07:47 PM

Re: Don Lemon Tries To Force Morgan Freeman To Race-Bait, Gets Brutally Shut Down Ins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lollie (Post 904463)
It’s not every day that you see a member of liberal Hollywood talking against Democrats. So, many were surprised when they found out Morgan Freeman did just this.

hooray blacks who are successful in sports and entertainment are richer than some whites.

most blacks are not at the same income level as most whites

From Forbes: The Racial Wealth Gap: Why A Typical White Household Has 16 Times The Wealth Of A Black One

The Grio: Blacks’ income remains the lowest of any group

Wiki:
In terms of race in 2010 data African-American or Black households had the lowest median household income of all races...

Lollie 08-24-2017 07:52 PM

Re: Don Lemon Tries To Force Morgan Freeman To Race-Bait, Gets Brutally Shut Down Ins
 
Driving Ms Salty.

:rofl2

saltwn 08-24-2017 08:46 PM

Re: Don Lemon Tries To Force Morgan Freeman To Race-Bait, Gets Brutally Shut Down Ins
 
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Originally Posted by Lollie (Post 904491)
Driving Ms Salty.

:rofl2

Lollipop Lollie

GetAClue 08-25-2017 07:58 AM

Re: Don Lemon Tries To Force Morgan Freeman To Race-Bait, Gets Brutally Shut Down Ins
 
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Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 904490)
hooray blacks who are successful in sports and entertainment are richer than some whites.

Richer than some white? I don't know about you, but I don't know too many white people that even come close to what professional athletes make on an annual basis. This is a patently disingenuous statement.

Quote:

Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 904490)
most blacks are not at the same income level as most whites

From Forbes: The Racial Wealth Gap: Why A Typical White Household Has 16 Times The Wealth Of A Black One

The Grio: Blacks’ income remains the lowest of any group

Wiki:
In terms of race in 2010 data African-American or Black households had the lowest median household income of all races...

And your point is? Freeman (an African American) was saying that you are responsible for your circumstance, not everyone else. If someone chooses to better themselves in this country, they have the opportunity. If you are poor, it is most likely due to a lack of effort on your part.

GottaGo 08-25-2017 08:31 AM

Re: Don Lemon Tries To Force Morgan Freeman To Race-Bait, Gets Brutally Shut Down Ins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 904490)
hooray blacks who are successful in sports and entertainment are richer than some whites.

most blacks are not at the same income level as most whites

From Forbes: The Racial Wealth Gap: Why A Typical White Household Has 16 Times The Wealth Of A Black One

The Grio: Blacks’ income remains the lowest of any group

Wiki:
In terms of race in 2010 data African-American or Black households had the lowest median household income of all races...

And you keep selling this, hoping someone will believe it.

Tell me something. Do you have or make more than someone else? Why?
Think about your response without applying skin color to it.

AZRWinger 08-25-2017 10:35 AM

Re: Don Lemon Tries To Force Morgan Freeman To Race-Bait, Gets Brutally Shut Down Ins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 904490)
hooray blacks who are successful in sports and entertainment are richer than some whites.

most blacks are not at the same income level as most whites

From Forbes: The Racial Wealth Gap: Why A Typical White Household Has 16 Times The Wealth Of A Black One

The Grio: Blacks’ income remains the lowest of any group

Wiki:
In terms of race in 2010 data African-American or Black households had the lowest median household income of all races...

There we go, the bigotry of low expectations. Blacks are incapable of helping themselves, they must be kept on the Democrat administered Uncle Sam's plantation for their own good.:rolls

Don't bother with the racism makes it impossible to succeed nonsense. Democrat idol FOR built and populated prison camps for thousands of Asians. Jews have discriminated against throughout history. Yet both groups are among the top demographics in wealth. :thumbsup

Surly 08-25-2017 11:08 AM

Re: Don Lemon Tries To Force Morgan Freeman To Race-Bait, Gets Brutally Shut Down Ins
 
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Originally Posted by AZRWinger (Post 904548)
There we go, the bigotry of low expectations. Blacks are incapable of helping themselves, they must be kept on the Democrat administered Uncle Sam's plantation for their own good.:rolls

Don't bother with the racism makes it impossible to succeed nonsense. Democrat idol FOR built and populated prison camps for thousands of Asians. Jews have discriminated against throughout history. Yet both groups are among the top demographics in wealth. :thumbsup

Do you really believe a person born into poverty and a person born into wealth have the same oppurtunities? Do you believe white people control over half the wealth in this country? I dont believe anyone has ever said impossible, but it is obviously less likely.


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