Sunday, May 23, 2004

Hey, Hey, Hey!...

Bill Cosby, besides being a class act, doesn't pull his punches. Consider his statements last week at Constitution Hall,in Washington, D.C., at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision. He chastized those blacks who don't take responsibility for their actions, play the race-card for run-ins with the law, and don't bother to learn proper English. You can read about it at the Washington Post, WorldNet Daily, and Among other things, Cosby said,
Ladies and gentlemen, 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 won't spend $200 for 'Hooked on Phonics.' ...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' ... 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!
Evidently, when he was finished, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume, Howard University President H. Patrick Swygert and NAACP legal defense fund head Theodore Shaw were less than pleased. The truth hurts sometimes. Hat tip to La Shawn Barber and Semper Ubi Sub Ubi.

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