Morgan Freeman: "Obama Is Not America's First Black President": Agree?
Fef 2012/07/09 05:12:25
Morgan Freeman does not consider President Barack Obama "America's first black president." The Oscar-winning actor black actor told NPR's 'Tell Me More' host Michel Martin:
First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him ... they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America," Freeman said. "There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America's first black president hasn't arisen yet. He's not America's first black president — he's America's first mixed-race president.
The Oscar-winning actor known for films such as The Shawshank Redemption and The Dark Knight talks about his latest project, The Magic of Belle Isle, and his interests outside film — including presidential politics.
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