Friday, July 02, 2004
Cos tells it like it is...again.
Jesse Jackson must have been squirming in his seat as if he had hemorrhoids. Bill Cosby again went on a tirade again what he sees as a wrong headed culture in the black community. At Jackson's Monochrome (Rainbow) PUSH Coalition meeting, Cosby minced no words in his diatribe. Read some of his comments here.
My personal favorites:
Let me tell you something, your dirty laundry gets out of school at 2:30 every day, it's cursing and calling each other n------ as they're walking up and down the street. They think they're hip. They can't read; they can't write. They're laughing and giggling, and they're going nowhere.
You've got to stop beating up your women because you can't find a job, because you didn't want to get an education and now you're (earning) minimum wage. You should have thought more of yourself when you were in high school, when you had an opportunity.
Jackson's answer to Cosby's broadside?
Bill is saying let's fight the right fight, let's level the playing field. Drunk people can't do that. Illiterate people can't do that.
Ummm. Jesse, you either don't understand what Cos said, or you don't want to understand what he said. My guess is the latter rather than the former. This has nothing to do with a level playing field. No playing field, marketplace, or any other type of competitive climate is ever equal or level. In life there are winners, and there are losers. What Cosby is saying is popular black culture is robbing blacks of the tools, skills, and abilities needed to fight and win life's battles.
Seems pretty obvious to William Cosby, Ph.D. Seems pretty obvious to me. Why, pray tell, is it not obvious to you, Jesse?