Morgan Freeman dismisses race as factor in wealth distribution

Morgan Freeman dismisses race as factor in wealth distribution

This one is interesting.  In an interview with CNN host Don Lemon, Morgan Freeman (still the best actor-president of all, even if he is a standard-issue flaming lib on most topics) blows dismissively past a race-card gambit.  Lemon offers him the bait — “Do you think that race plays a part in wealth distribution?” — and Freeman simply refuses to take it.

It’s interesting because from the statistical standpoint, race certainly seems to have a correlative connection with wealth (or at least with income.  Wealth is less reliably or routinely measured).

Freeman’s thought process seems to be that the real question is not a statistical one but a moral-prescriptive one.  The point isn’t what the statistical outcome is, but what people have the freedom and opportunity to do — and what their characters enable them to take advantage of.

Imagine that.

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval Intelligence officer who lives in Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative for domestic tranquility and world peace. Her articles have appeared at Hot Air, Commentary’s Contentions, Patheos, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, and The Weekly Standard.

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