Steve-Harvey *Anyone who may be caught in a conversation about the past may need to take a cue from Steve Harvey.

The media mogul had a perfect solution for such a situation during a recent segment of “Ask Steve” segment on his “Steve Harvey Show.” When asked by a North Carolina resident about how to engage in a conversation with a well-informed history enthusiast, Harvey suggested the resident look right at the person and say; “I don’t really care for slavery.”

“When I’m sitting around a bunch of socialites and they start talking about the past and stuff, that’s my line,” Harvey confessed. “I just say it and walk off. I have my little drink in my hand, I just say it. ‘I don’t really care for slavery,’ and walk off. I don’t give a damn if they’re talking about Christopher Columbus. I don’t give a damn if they’re talking about a treaty.”

“I don’t give a damn if they’re talking about an amendment, a bill. I don’t care what the subject is. It could be prohibition,” he continued. “I don’t care what the subject is. When you’re saying it and I don’t know what the hell you’re talking about, my favorite line is, ‘I don’t give a damn about slavery.’”

To see Harvey’s “Ask Steve” segment, check out the video below: