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Morgan Freeman on Trayvon and race in America

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  • On the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's iconic "I have a dream" speech, Morgan Freeman offers his take on race relations in the United States

While the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed crowds at the 1963 March on Washington, an aspiring actor named Morgan Freeman was working at a post office in San Francisco.

Today, Freeman is an Academy Award-winning actor with roles like president of the United States, Nelson Mandela and even God under his belt. So where does he think King's "dream" stands in the United States 50 years after that historic march? "I think we've come quite a long way," he says. "But we have so far to go."

"Profiling is still a big problem we have here," adds Freeman, responding to a question about how the case of Trayvon Martin's shooting and others like it have impacted the discussion of race in America.

Hear what else he has to say in the clip above.

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