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June 4, 2014

Morgan Freeman Says Race Has No Impact on Income Inequality

Morgan Freeman Says Race Has No Impact on Income Inequality

by Yvette Carnell

Morgan Freeman is known for freely expressing his political views, even voicing his opposition to the Tea Part onFreeman at least once occasion. In an interview with CNN’s resident black respectability expert, Don Lemon, Freeman boldly asserted that race and income inequality are unrelated in his view.

Freeman believes something must be done about income inequality, he just doesn’t believe it has anything to do with race.

“Why would race have anything to do with it?” he continued, “Put your mind to what you want to do and go for that. It’s kind of like religion to me, it’s a good excuse for not getting there.”

Lemon took this opportunity to share how irksome talking about race is for him.

“It seems like every single day I’m talking about race on television, because its in the news cycle, because it’s in the news,” he said. “But sometimes I just get so tired of talking about it, I want to just go, ‘this is over, can we move on?’”

Lemon could move, of course, and talk about news. No one’s stopping him. He won’t though because being CNN’s race correspondent is easy. Talking about the Ukraine is hard.

Still, this conversation draws attention to how dangerous it is to reach a conclusion through anecdotal evidence. It is fine for Freeman to believe or feel a certain way, but a quick review of hard data often blows long held beliefs out of the water.

From ThinkProgress:

Between 2007 and 2013, black workers who had just graduated from college saw their unemployment rate nearly triple, jumping from 7.8 percent to 12.4 percent. That’s a much faster increase than for everyone else: all recent college graduates saw their rate increase 2.3 percentage points. And young black college graduates have been doing worse and worse: their unemployment rate at age 22 was 5.1 percent in 1970, 15.4 percent in 2000, and 19.2 percent between 2010 and 2012.

Freeman also said that he and Lemon were proof that income inequality is not related to race. This is a moronic statement considering that wealthy blacks have existed for some time in this country (Remember Madame C.J. Walker?) but the success of one black person in no way implies that systemic racism has in any way diminished or been overcome.

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43 thoughts on “Morgan Freeman Says Race Has No Impact on Income Inequality

  1. zaidemeit says:

    It’s sad to see that Mr. Freeman’s success has left him in the grip of amnesia. In America, race does have an impact on your life, whether you like it or not! What matters most is overcoming those obstacles standing in your way. If, and when I read his epitaph, I’ll look for those words describing his rise to stellar “Stardom” as unencumbered by racism; that his rise to fame was achieved by his own merits, without the assist of good people, or hindered by those with ill intentions; and that his corner of the universe, in which he toiled, was a utopia of racial harmony! For this sort of fortune, to which he claims, he is of little use to those of us who do struggle in the real world.

  2. Watchful says:

    I know alotta our peeps will get all worked up over Mr.Freeman’s and Mr.Lemon’s comments, just like Pharrell’s recent comments on racism. To be honest, none of  their opinions carry much weight with me bcuz I’m not into celebrity worship like so many of our ppl seem to be. I don’t hang on their every word so they can say what they like cuz it won’t change how I view my reality. The white-owned and controlled media will always find some racially-showcased black celebrity to prop up in front of a tv camera and a microphone spewing a buncha utter nonsense about how racism isn’t real or that it’s somehow morphed into some new form a la Williams’ ‘the new black’ foolishness where he contends that we can no longer use racism as an ‘excuse’ for our woes.Only a completely delusional idiot or total sellout would even have the nerve to publicly express such BS. I ain’t got no time to pay attention to such fools cuz I’m too busy tryna figure out a way(s) to neutralize and/or completely dismantle the global system of racism/white supremacy.We need to just stop lending relevance to ppl like Freeman, Lemon, and Williams and their deceptive and dishonest views on racism/white supremacy.

  3. MilitantPrince says:

    it is just Morgan Freeman’s turn to say something that strokes the
    ego and the emotions of racist white people. He will more than likely be coming
    out with some movie or pilot that he is starring in and was more than likely
    promised a cash cow for the project, along with outrageous promotion, notoriety
    and hoopla. Just like “Watchful” said, it carries no weight with
    people who do not drool over celebrity opinions. Racism is A DIRECT LINK to
    employment inequality. Only an idiot or a racist or a naive person would

  4. david19082 says:

    Strange thing for Don lemon to say that he’s tired of talking about race. Don Lemons show on CNN is mainly about race or I should say race baiting. The dishonest conversation about race he’s having is the only thing that’s keeping him on the air. CNN selling him as a gay black conservative chastising black people about race and our so call collective bad behavior as a race is the only reason he has a job today. That job is to critize and sell stereotypes of black people to appeal to white conservative viewers. White conservative viewers I might add that do not particularly like black people. This is the reason a similar network Fox News is so popular with white people. Lemon and those he’s told to showcase like Freeman and Bill Cosby as another example will always take the same colorblind view that racism doesn’t have a factor in the lives of black people. This is what Don Lemon white boss CNN chef Jeff Zucker intended when he re branded CNN and Lemon as a more conservative (racist) news network. I have no opinion on Freeman. He’s a black entertainer enough said. These spineless black entertainers have shown they will say or do anything including selling racial stereotypes or calling us n*gg*r to keep a job and appeal to the white masses.

  5. marahman says:

    Greetings, Peace Be Unto You All. I won’t bore anyone by echoing any of thee accurate comments already expressed…but I will offer a point yet to be uttered. Looking back into this countries’ “white economic dominance”, every person of color owes their life and their livelihood to this most fierce economic machine. Because the entertainment that comes out of this society has set the life direction for the world since it was marketed globally, people of color have emerged as the optimal entertainers that the world has ever seen. This is an area where they have allowed us to operate pretty much uncensored and almost unrestrained. We’ve always been able to make as money in this industry without much concern.all forms of entertainment, including the classical art forms as well. Mr. Freeman has been one of the more successful Black men in hollywood. Is because he opted early is his career to compromise his manhood by donning female attire and presenting himself in drag, along with a few others who step into those shoes and have done quite well in hollywood. I don’t need to name them you know who they are. I think it’s safe to say that one has to be close to a master in his craft in hollywood to escape thee ultimate  Black male denigration of drag or hold out long enough to truly establish the greatness that allows one to stand outside that circle of embarrassment. Let Mr. Freeman or Mr. Lemon as well as Mr.Williams express their desire to utilize the millions they’ve earned in purchasing major business interest that’s held quite tightly at the table of the White power structure and I think they would come to have a reverse opinion on Racial Economic Inequality. 

    I’ll end here but there’s so much more to be expressed. Peace to you All.

  6. BlackRobbb says:

    MilitantPrince Isn’t amazing how Freeman is always in a movie in which he’s saving some little white girl or driving some old confederate broad? This man has zero dignity even less self-respect.

  7. BlackRobbb says:

    This is typical of Blacks who rise to economic prominence. Not only do they forget how so many before them have struggled, but they pretend that everyone moves through life under the exact same conditions as they did. We’ll live in a colorblind America when the price of gas drops below $2.00/gallon.

  8. LawrenceForde says:

    After reading the comments on Mr. Freeman’s arrogant statements, I will only say after Obama exits the White House, I doubt Freeman or Lemon will enthusiastically laud the existence of their shangrila that is “Post-Racial America…

  9. MorganaLeFay says:

    Well, seems like I have les reason to admire Morgan Freeman as much as I did before. I am surprised that Yvette hasn’t been more aggressive in her article like she was for Pharrell William’s similarly idiotic statements. 

    What really irritates me about Freeman’s argument is that he is a reasonably wealthy actor attempting to speak for all of black America. I wish I was there on that panel, because I would have completely destroyed his argument using actual facts. Unfortunately, Morgan was speaking to a similar deluded African-American, Don Lemon- already infamous for his complete and wilful ignorance on the situation of black Americans, so it was unlikely that any intellectual contradictions would result. What is ironic is that white presenters on CNN and MSNBC have pointed to stats and graphs before showing the economic disparities and the direct correlation between race and economic power. 

    I think that Morgan’s words are extremely selfish. I know that he is entitled to his own opinion, which is fine. But the way he expresses himself suggests that his view is fact when there is a whole body of evidence suggesting otherwise. So he is basically saying that we have no idea what we are talking about, and that tired old adage: “work hard and the ways will be clear”. 

    Freeman might benefit from reading DuBois’ statement on the aftermath of Booker T Washington’s failed Atlanta Compromise; basically he argued that the black people whose businesses had been attacked by white rioters HAD worked hard and created economic opportunity. So why were they targeted regardless?  In short, Freeman needs to take another look at his African-American history and explain to us why Black Wall Street was burned when the occupants had worked hard for a living. This is an ironic request to a dark-skinned black man who has played roles reflecting our history in the past.

    I don’t think that many black celebrities can really be trusted anymore.

  10. MorganaLeFay says:

    LawrenceForde “Arrogant statements” is definitely a better way of putting it. I find his words insulting.

  11. MorganaLeFay says:

    BlackRobbb Exactly, well said. I wish you or I had been there to beat down his ludicrous arguments with actual facts and evidence. It is shocking that socially-elevated blacks feel no compunction in insulting our intelligence just because they have more money. Clearly Freeman, Lemon, Williams etc need to go back to their history books.

  12. MorganaLeFay says:

    marahman Thoughtful, intelligent response, which is more than can be said for Mr Freeman’s views.

  13. MorganaLeFay says:

    david19082 This is right. Personally, I thought Freeman had a little more sense than to wilt to the conformist view that black people are just using race as an excuse, but obviously he is not as intelligent as I expected.

  14. MorganaLeFay says:

    BlackRobbb MilitantPrince Personally, I thought Freeman was a little more informed, but I obviously haven’t watched enough of his films, and his asinine comments here give me little confidence in his ability to reason.

  15. MorganaLeFay says:

    Watchful Your point is valid, but I contest the assertion that criticism is a result of celebrity worship. I think the commentators here do not necessarily worship Freeman, but think his statements are irresponsible.

  16. Watchful says:


    Morgana, I wasn’t at all tryin’ to infer that the any of the commentators here r necessarily into celeb worship. I was just pointing out what I have observed personally about many of our ppl. In fact, it’s something that’s common in the larger culture as well. Ppl who live in this country just seem to place so much value in the opinions of celebrities and that’s y they’re often so easily misguided IMO. I believe if more of us stopped listening to and following the views and opinions of celebrities and started exercising more critical thinking we’d be a helluva lot better off.

  17. Watchful says:


    I waiting for someone to tell me what group of ppl in this country have EVAH worked harder than black ppl. 

    BTW, I 100% agree with ur statement on trusting black celebrities, they’re all suspect to me now, just like all black elected office holders.

  18. Watchful says:


    I doubt if they’d reverse their opinion bcuz they’re probably already too far gone to turn back now.

  19. BlackRobbb says:

    MorganaLeFay They refuse to study their history because to do so would shine light on how pathetic and illogical their positions are. African-Americans should boycott every film Freeman makes. Let him feel it in the pocket. He’ll get the message.

  20. Sarahmina says:

    Driving Ms Daisy was the PERFECT ROLE for. Mr. freeman. Despite what the movie tried to portray itself as, it was just another movie depicting a Black man who has succumbed , willingly or not, to the marginalized role black men are expected to play IN LIFE”. Even with all his money, Mr Freeman is still driving Ms Daisy. LIKE GRANDMA USED TO SAY, “ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD WONT KEEP A FOOL FROM STAYING A FOOL. Freedman is a “FOOL”
    As for Don Lemon, there is not much to say. I guess you consider yourself the “new black”. Black people are NOT the hues we are because something goes awry in utero. There is nothing contradictory about us – our hues are NOT in contradiction with our physical makeup. You have been ALLOWED to reap economic benefit solely because you advance the cause of the LGBT AGENDA. The idea is full acceptance as a viable alternative lifestyle. It is one thing to agree that it should be viable for those born “GAY” but quite another to accept the lifestyle as “normal”. To agree would be offering the lifestyle as a “try it you might like it” lifestyle to our children. The Black family community has been decimated systematically by denigrating Black men and perpetuating a system of poverty, low expectations, crime etc. It has become somewhat of a monumental feat to raise strong, Heterosexual Black men when you are competing with institutions that are designed to marginalized black boys. The Black community has to say we will NOT allow “ANYONE’s HUMANITY” to be marginalized but neither will we allow white society to define who we, as a people are, to encourage us through social media to abandon common sense and our beliefs. We need to STOP. ACCEPTING, AS THE LAST WORD, THAT WHITE PEOPLE SAY. WE NEED TO GET A VOICE, DO OUR OWN RESEARCH AND PROTECT our children, ALL OF OUR CHILDREN

  21. askdrj08 says:

    Okay, these people are about to make me lose my mind up in here! My problem is, how can a financially blessed and stable person comment on how finance has nothing to do with race? I mean really? Or that race has no impact on income inequality?  These people make me sad. I would never comment on something I know nothing about or make a declaration about something that I’m obviously not effected or affected by. Why is it that we as a people can’t seem to have some consideration for those who aren’t as blessed or in the same financial position we are in? That makes me sad. You would never hear any other person from any other race saying anything like that whatsoever! Sometimes, silence is golden. If your opinion is one that will hurt the masses, keep it to yourself or communicate it in small circles! Come on people!

  22. Tigress95 says:

    @Askdrj08: Yes, Freeman is “financially blessed”. His **POINT** is that he WORKED VERY HARD FOR MANY YEARS TO BECOME “FINCIALLY BLESSED”. Moreover, Freeman is attempting to convey that – In this day & age, in 2014 where we have a Black President, Black Supreme Court Justice, Oprah Winfrey, Ben Carson, Tyler Perry, and many other successful Blacks – Black people have an equal opportunity for success…IF WE’RE WILLING TO WORK HARD & STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR YOUR OWN POOR LIFE CHOICES…
    I’m living proof of that. I’m a Black woman who was born in the “south” (New Orleans, LA), and raised by a single mother of 3 (I never knew my father). Sadly, like far too many Black women – My mother struggled to raise me & my two siblings with very little help from ours fathers (we each have different father…And **none of them** paid child support). So, yes – I was raised on food stamps, subsidized housing, and Medi-caid. However, unlike waaaaay too many Black people – I ACTUALLY LEARNED FROM MY MOTHER’S MISTAKES. As a teen I began to understand the principles of (a) self sufficiency (b) personal responsibility and (c) controlling your own destiny…I also remember my mom telling me, “Being Black & Female is bad enough…Being Black, female, dependent, and uneducated is ** DEADLY **.
    So, instead of repeating the “cycle of poverty” like so many of my female cousins – I studied my a$$ off, was accepted to Princeton University, where I majored in Electrical Engineering. In fact – I was the only Black Female Electrical Engineer that Princeton graduated in 1995.
    So, here’s the moral of the story, askdr08: I am now “financially blessed” because I took PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY OWN LIFE & THE CHOICES THAT I MAKE. ** INSTEAD** of blaming the “White man” for my plight in life, and ** INSTEAD** of using racism as an excuse for failure – I DECIDED THAT FAILURE WAS NOT AN OPTION. Hence, unlike sooooo many of the girls that I went to high school with – (a) I STAYED IN SCHOOL, I DIDN’T DROP OUT BECAUSE I WAS “BORED” (b) I DID NOT GET PREGNANT WITH MULTIPLE BABIES FROM MULTIPLE GUYS, ( c) I DID NOT HOOK UP WITH MULTIPLE GANSTA N*GGAS…
    Morgan Freeman is 1000% correct…

  23. Tigress95 says:

    Wow…I’m really surprised sheer number of posts complaining that Freeman has no right to comment on “race & income inequality”… Really??? Was the man BORN RICH, or DID HE HAVE TO WORK VERY HARD FOR MANY YEARS TO **EARN** HIS CURRENT INCOME LEVEL???
    …He’s a Black man who is paid very well BECAUSE HE EARNED IT. Freeman saying that waaaaay too many Black people use racism as an excuse for failure, or to deflect responsibility for their own poor life choices…
    …And I couldn’t agree more…

  24. askdrj08 says:

    Tigress95 I never said he didn’t have the right or freedom to have such a warped point of view. Sadly, but true Tigress95, there are hundreds, thousands of success stories like your own. I too didn’t have the ideal upbringing, however, I’m an MD/PHD so trust, I am NO stranger to hard work, education, sacrifice and a good upbringing! However, Morgan’s statement, along with yourself and others who believe he is right and just in such an uninformed, ignorant comment needs to do some reading and research from credible sources before making such a blatantly wrong statement on a world wide media platform.  Let me make something extremely clear so that you will over stand my point. #1. The fact that you can rattle off a few names of “rich” NOT “wealthy” African Americans should bother you. So that’s enough for you? Really? Why settle? If I were to ask some of my white or Jewish counterparts to rattle off a list of 5-7 white or Jewish “rich” folks, not Wealthy” folks (although, there is no doubt they wouldn’t be able to do that either) they would laugh in my face! We should not settle for a few of us making it! My Jewish sisters and brothers think and work hard to make sure ALL of them make it! Why are we good with a few pebbles?!?! Do you really think they can count on 1 or 2 hands how many “rich” folks are a part of their culture or race. Get out of here with that! 
    #2 If you think because we have a Black president, sweetie, you have a lot to learn! Everyone knows that the US is a corporation! Point. Blank. Period. Dot. This corporation is ran by the Board, otherwise known as major banks and corporations with lobbyists to make sure their interests and needs are always met. Obama has no more say than you do sweetie! Please know this! 
    #3 What your mother did in raising you, thousands of mothers have and continue to do! The media and society wants you to believe you are special and set apart, when the truth of the matter is, there are tens of thousands of educated, successful African Americans who worked a lot harder than remembering a movie script or Driving Miss Daisy honey! 
    #4 Lastly, MY people are a strong, mighty, compassionate, accepting, loving, patient, beautiful, forgiving people of high morality and values! We love God and we are more resilient than anyone on this PLANET! We are talented, quick learners, communal, stylish people with a healthy sense of humor! 
    The problem is that people like Morgan, Clarence Thomas, Ward Connelly, you and others who believe what our enemies tell us about ourselves don’t seem to know or accept our true worth! If you truly feel that many of us are on the wrong path or have the wrong vision, then stop patting yourself on the back for making it, roll up your sleeves, reach back and pull someone, just one person up with you! We can all toot our own horns, but how many of us can say we have actually reached out, or reached down to pull our sisters and brothers up! Stop judging and start serving! Even if its one person, that makes a difference! Don’t look down on the people you grew up with and judge them because they made a mistake by not finishing school or having a child instead of aborting it, why not encourage them. Whisper a kind word in their ear! Be a positive sounding board. Introduce them to an alternative way of seeing the world and their possibilities in life! You are no better than them. You are just blessed. Like me! Like Oprah! Like Barack! Like Morgan! Come On! 
    I challenge you to just try and drop the self hatred for two hours! That’s all. Try it for two hours at a time. Try seeing the good, positive, love, sacrifice, dedication and value in your people. If you try it for two hours a day. Gradually increase as time goes by and you feel comfortable. It works. i promise. Take an hour, look at yourself in the mirror. Assess your entire self and tell yourself you LOVE everything there is about you and people who look like you. Name your body parts, and show each of them love and admiration. Give love to every part of yourself and see how you feel. And just so you know…We created the bootstraps, let alone possessing the ability to pull ourselves up by them. When a people have suffered the way African across the Diaspora have suffered, and still managed to experience success in some or fashion, it’s evident we created bootstraps. We had to. Everything was stolen from us and when we were finally physically free, we were freed with nothing. No resources, No land, No money, Little education, separated from family and we yet made a way out of no way! You know what, I’m going to pray for you, Morgan and everyone else that doesn’t see our true beauty and effort and resilience and love for ALL mankind! Be Well Tigress95

  25. atodds says:

    I applaud your eloquent stand for hard work and self-reliance, as well as your unwillingness to make or accept excuses for mediocrity. You are living proof that taking responsibility for yourself, along with a good measure of grit and determination, will result in success if one decides as you did that failure is not an option. 
    There always has been and always will be people and circumstances that act as roadblocks for us – it is how we react to and overcome those roadblocks that ultimately determine our lot in life. It’s not how many times you get knocked down that counts…it’s how many times you get back up that is the true measure of a champion…just like Morgan Freeman.

  26. BlackRobbb says:

    Tigress95 You cast a wide net over an entire race of people. Do you honestly believe that all Blacks who are struggling in life are struggling because of criminality or social irresponsibility? Do you believe that whites who make it do it with the “Protestant work ethic”?

    When you look at things systemically, it’s hard to argue that racism doesn’t play a role.

  27. Sarahmina says:

    You , my sister said it ALL and with such grace. THANK YOU. It may be , however , that the sister may not hear truth when it is spoken. Unfortunately, some of us have bought the “BIG LIE”. An excellent article in The Atlantic msgazine titled, The case for Reparations, gives a full detailed explanation for amassing wealth & power. She would do well to read it.

  28. Watchful says:

    Once again, I think this clip will fit nicely in this thread, too.

  29. TariqWilliams says:

    I used to have much respect for Morgan Freeman because in the past he has made certain comments that I totally agree with. For example once in an interview he said he doesn’t agree with having a so called “Black” History Month and he pointed out why he felt this way and it seemed logical and well thought out to me. But the ridiculous statements he made in this interview with the notorious self hating “upper class”  so called “Black” man Don Lemon (cake) is something that I nor anyone else in their right minds would ever agree with regarding this situation in America up to this point in time. With that one incredibly ignorant statement Morgan Freeman has successfully turned off many of his fans and supporters.

  30. MorganaLeFay says:

    But celebrities in general are rather deluded. Thanks for the response.

  31. BlackheywoodHeywood says:

    I saw that  interview , I wasn’t shocked  or surprised  at neither of the Black men say “racism is not an issue ” when it comes to success in America. When folks allow themselves to be compromised and ignore facts then folks like Morgan Freeman and Don Lemon as well as many others believe as they do.It’s regrettable.

  32. BlackheywoodHeywood says:

    MorganaLeFay Yes they are

  33. Michaelnurse4900 says:

    Its almost senseless to even attempt to respond to the premise that the consequences of white supremacy and racism have nothing to do with 38% poverty, and 12.5% unemployment among blacks. Racist policy is like raising the bar that only some people distinguished merely by skin color must get over. Whilst there is a simultaneous lovering of the bar for everyone else. To support this immoral social construct, people with power, create a kind of value system that enables and empowers people who have a familial resemblance. They give privilege to their preferred group and develop sophisticated propaganda associated with their capabilities and achievements and about those who are to be oppressed and deprived. History is twisted and rewritten to support their ideologies, eugenic science is established as progressive and factual, the media is supposed to promote whites as laudable and blacks as immoral and incapable, or at least an anomaly. Segregation, inequitable schooling, mass incarceration, white boycotting of black business, to black graduates continues to be the prevailing trend. Even black people have joined in to kill off the blackest with colorism. The typical house slave has been with us for 500 years, they serve an important role in a dominant racist culture. Its better to be informed than opinionated…

  34. Michaelnurse4900 says:

    People fail to appreciate that to become a movie star, a top athlete or celebrated performer requires a unique set of inborn talent, inordinate skill and some luck. This is not representative of the average citizen. Its like Shaq and some other 7footers telling the average 5ft 8 male that all they need to do to become an NBA star is to work really hard, and that height and athleticism has nothing to do with it. When the average individual has an equal chance to become an NBA star and this is reflected in the numbers and heights, perhaps I’ll agree. No one can make it without, desire, commitment and hard work whether black or white, but when a minority population competes for a limited amount of opportunity and resources; the context of their unique history, social impediments and perceived innate capabilities does have an impact. Even poison does not kill 100% of the poisoned, how could anyone think that if only 38% of victims die, its because there is no poison?

  35. Sarahmina says:

    Michaelnurse. You are 100+% correct in your analysis. Count not have been better stated

  36. thinkiqnc says:

    Freeman and Lemon are right. When I was growing up in the
    segregated South, Black people owned stores and banks right next to White only
    water fountains. And when I moved to NY as a teen, Black people owned most of the
    local businesses in the community. It was that way all over the country.
    Instead of building on it as the Black Nationalist suggested, Black people traded
    it all in for Affirmative Action. Today most Blacks work for the government; is totally dependent on the Race Card for a job and there’s two trillion spent.. Maybe all of those non-profits that includes churches and civil rights organization that’s totally dependent on Black misery have something to  do with income inequality

  37. TariqWilliams says:

    Michaelnurse4900  Excellent post.

  38. zaidemeit says:

    His reputation proceeds him; he’s not just another black person, to be judged by their skin color; and so he feels “safe”.

  39. Watchful says:


    I couldn’t agree with u more.

  40. ronfast321 says:

    Tigress95 Hello, I came here to read up on all this Morgan Freeman stuff but what I just heard is unprecedented and shocking! You are a black female with a EE and did it at Princeton?!? I appreciate your flight with the up-most respect. I am also an electrical engineer with a undergrad from NJIT. Most of the time I am the only Black male in my group, but I am aware of others within the companies. I have been working in the telecommunication and semiconductor industry for over 20 years and I have never meet or heard of a black american female electrical engineer. You are special which I’m sure you already know, just thought you should hear it from a perfect stranger.

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