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Here's What Morgan Freeman Had To Say About Racism, And Here's A Guy Explaining What He Got Wrong

I've encountered far too many people who think the solution to racism is to just ignore it. Which ... makes no sense! Ignoring a problem won't make it go away. Sadly, actor Morgan Freeman co-signed this idea in an interview a few years ago, which has only helped keep the myth alive. Here's the thing. Morgan Freeman is totally entitled to his opinion, even though I don't agree with him. Every black person is going to have a different opinion/experience/perspective when it comes to racism. With that being said, it's important to be careful when it comes to using "my black friend said" or, in this case, "this black celebrity said" to dismiss someone else's experience/beliefs. Thankfully, this guy isn't ignoring the problem. So he put together this quick video to explain why it's important to keep the conversation going.