Posted by Reid
This is an exerpt from an article or transcript from a speech in which Bill Cosby lectures African-Americans about education and responsibility...
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 ?
Where he stay?
Where he work?
Who you be?....
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 a job making a decent living. People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now we've gotthese knuckleheads walking around. The lower economic people aren't holding up their end of 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 peole who gry when their child is standing there in an orange jumpsuit.
Where were you when that child was 2?
Where were you at 12? Where were you at 18, and how is it that you didn't know he/she had a pistol? Where is the father? Or, who is the father?
People puting their clothes on backward is a sign that something has gone wrong. People with their hats on backward, pants down around their crack, isn't that an indication of something gone wrong? Or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up? Isn't it a sign of something when a girl has her dress all he way up and she has all types of needles (piercings) going throug her body? What part of Africa did all of 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- what is up?
Brown (or black) versus the Board of Education is no longer a white person's problem. We have got to take the neighborhood back. People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has 8 children with8 different "husbands"- or men, whatever you call them now. We have millionaire football players who cannot read. We have millionaire basketball players with graffitti all over their bodies, and they can't write 2 paragraphs. We as black folks have to do a better job! We have to start holding each other to a higher standard. We cannot blame the white people any longer. It is not about color, it's about behavior!!
----Dr. William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. Ed.D.
Way to go Bill! Nice blog on our society and how it is being destroyed from within. This piece is printed so that we all can see a potential epidemic brewing and can try to nip it now. These same issues have taken root in the other ethnic communties as well as in white areas as well. Wake up people, it is time to to grab the bull by the horns and stop our decay. Reid