We know there are racist people in the world, but “Are we all bigots?” Racism and bigotry are definitely two different things, and in the season premiere of “Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman,” the actor asks just that.
“If you think you see everyone as equal, you’re kidding yourself. We all have biases, and no matter how open-minded we think we are, stereotypes color our judgment of others, and can lead us badly astray,” Freeman says in the opening sequence of the episode.
“When did hate become hard-wired into our brains? Are we all born to discriminate against our fellow humans?”
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Freeman addresses his issues with bigotry.
“If you ask that question — are we all bigots? — it’s amazing the number of answers you’ll get in the negative,” Freeman told The Huffington Post. “I would stand up and say very quickly, ‘I am not bigoted,’ but then you see the show and realize, ‘Wait a minute, yes I am.’
“We hope that will be one of the most provocative shows that we’ve done. I’m almost certain that it’s going to spark a dialogue.”
Clutchettes, what do you think about bigotry? Do you think you have some ‘bigot’ traits?