Thursday, October 12, 2006

BILL COSBY Talking Sense

Here's Bill noting why Black Americans can't seem to get ahead:

"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 aren't parenting. They are buying things for kids, $500 sneakers
for what? And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.

I am talking to 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 he had a pistol?

And where is the father? Or who is the father?

People putting their clothes on backward: Isn't that a sign of something gone

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 going through her body?

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 can't blame the white people any longer."

POSTSCRIPT: One of Charlie Rangel's chief aides told me that the soon-to-be Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has close to a dozen children by at least four different women, none of whom Charlie ever bothered to marry. According to my [black] friend, Rangel "takes care of his kids" and "takes responsibility" for their upbringing and education. But can there be any substitute for a live-in father who actually parents black kids, especially boys, as a role model?

As with Gerry Studds and Ted the Swimmer Kennedy, the Democrats don't even make a gesture at civic responsibility [Oops, forgot Dem felon Sandy Berger who is now up for charges by the Justice Dept for destroying documents implicating him in neglecting to finish off Osama bin Laden].

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