Dear Commons Community,
In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan last night, the Oscar-winning actor, Morgan Freeman discussed his belief that the right wing Tea Party’s anti-Obama stance is rooted in racism.
When asked by Morgan whether Obama’s presidency has made racism in the United States better or worse, Freeman, stated that his [Obama’s] time in office has made it worse, as he has become a target of the right’s aggression.
“Their [the Tea party] stated policy…is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term… screw the country…we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here.”
Freeman said the group’s rise has shown that hate still lingers in America.
Freeman has taken a very powerful public stance that will likely be discussed by the media and talk show pundits in the coming days.
The NY Daily News has an article and brief video of Freeman’s comments at: