On a CBS interview last week, Morgan Freeman, that superb actor (Se7en, the fabulous The Shawshank Redemption, Glory, Million Dollar Baby, Amistad, and Driving Miss Daisy, among many other films) was asked about "Black History Month".
His reply: "You're going to relegate my history to a month? I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history."
And he also told his interviewer: "I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man."
Amen to that. Lessons for closer to home, maybe?
Though I wonder why his IMDB biography describes him as "calmly demeaning".