Morgan J. Freeman declared in a tweet on Monday that “Being ‘anti-racist’ starts by admitting ‘whiteness’ is a disease” — Freeman, an individual who describes himself as a “TV Producer, Filmmaker, Human Rights & Racial Justice Advocate,” should not be confused with the famous actor who has the same name.
Someone else tweeted, “honest question: what are the symptoms of whiteness?”
Freeman has also said that he would not have an issue with the government seizing people’s firearms.
“The United States was founded on racist ideas and is doomed unless it admits the truth and atones,” he also tweeted on Sunday.
Earlier this month, on May 7, Freeman tweeted, “F the Founding Fathers.”
An 18-year-old white gunman perpetrated a deadly attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, killing 10 black people and wounding three other individuals, including two white people and one black person. The shooter has been arraigned on a murder charge but pleaded not guilty.
GOP Rep. Liz Cheney declared on Monday that House Republican leadership has enabled racism.
“The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism. History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse. @GOP leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.”
Last year, Cheney was ousted from her post as House Republican conference chair.