Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Renewed Respect for Bill Cosby (10-28-07) 45 Reads

Current mood:boredSo I found this article a few days ago and read through it and he really put into words what I was thinking at the time.
And before you get all "ooooh politically incorrect!!!" I will say that the exact same thing applies to my "people."  So :P PTTHHHHHHHH!
Bill Cosby concerned about slang.
They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk: Why you ain't, Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay, Where he work, Who you be. And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard the father talk.
Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.
People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around. The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal. These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids. $500 sneakers for what? And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.
I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit. Where were you when he was 2? Where were you when he was 12? Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol? And where is the father? Or who is his father?
People putting their clothes on backward: Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong? People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something? Or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up? Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?
What part of Africa did this come from? We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't know a thing about Africa. With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail.
Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem. We have got to take the neighborhood back. People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' - or men or whatever you call them now. We have millionaire football players who cannot read. We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We as black folks have to do a better job. Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us. We have to start holding each other to a higher standard.
We cannot blame the white people any longer.


  • Bring me water, i think some people are just set in their ways.

    and change is just not on their priority list.

  • Apple Something I remember when I first heard something on the news a couple years ago about the black community up in arms about the things Cosby had said. Then he went away for a bit and then last week I saw him on Oprah.
    Nobody else right now is saying what he is saying. And he is right. He said the blacks that were in opposition to what he had said were mostly against it because he said it to a mixed crowd, you know, white people were there as well as black people and other people. They said he was airing their "dirty laundry"--to that he said, "What do we do with dirty laundry? You must wash it!"
    Jose and I have been having discussions about this since I saw the Oprah show. Cosby said that 70% of the male prison population is black. Something needs to change but it seems their families are in a cycle that keeps repeating itself. Something needs to break the chain. If it was easy to figure out I guess it would have happened by now.

  • Eric  Yep, that man speaks the truth. I see it everyday in my neighborhood.

  • Bring me water, so true.

    people should have higher standards.
    parents are also a big part in this and how they raise their children.

  • Wife: I really liked this. It's inspirational. I wish the rest of the world who needs to appreciate this and be influenced by it, would be too.