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Friday, December 16, 2005

Morgan Freeman Speaks Out

Anyone who knows me can attest to my distaste for anything that "celebrates" and helps define differences among us. A big target is "Black History Month" but I also reject recognizing "Cinco de Mayo" and/or Mexican Independence Day (which are oft times confused), and any other similar effort that emphasizes differences and serves to separate one citizen's "culture" from another. Morgan Freeman believes similarly and calls Black History Month "ridiculous." [Note to the historically illiterate: Mexican Independence Day is on September 16, commemorating independence from Spanish rule, which occurred in 1810. Cinco de Mayo (i.e. May 5) commemorates the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 in a war Mexico ultimately lost. Why that is celebrated in America is beyond me.]
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