Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Leveling Factor of Bill Cosby

I have been watching Bill Cosby of late. "Dr. Huxtable" has been giving the black community some necessary anti-dotes that far outweigh and possibly outperform the placebos given by Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson: calls for personal responsibility. Here are a few links for your reading pleasure, one year after his "Pound Cake Speech" in light of the fiftieth anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education:

Bill Cosby is frustrated, but unafraid...

Pound Cake Speech

One particular part of the speech hit home:

"Five or six different children, same woman, eight, ten different husbands or whatever, pretty soon you’re going to have to have DNA cards so you can tell who you’re making love to. You don’t (know) who this is. It might be your grandmother. (laughter) I’m telling you, they’re young enough. Hey, you have a baby when you’re twelve. Your baby turns thirteen and has a baby, how old are you? Huh? Grandmother. By the time you’re twelve, you could have sex with your grandmother, you keep those numbers coming. I’m just predicting."

Strong medicine from a strong doctor? I think so. If you have other quotes from Dr. Cosby, feel free to bring them here. Love him or hate him, he is the one person that can level the playing field of entitlement. Kuddos to him!


At 2:06 PM, Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

He is a powerfuland useful voice for black America, although he can come across a little puritan.

At 9:50 AM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Yes, a bit. And, I think if you hear the audio of what he says, you get a better understanding of what he means and how he says it. When I read his transcripts, I miss that part, the voice inflection and the gestures. I think he really cares about the black community, and I think it takes a person like him to be able to say what he says.


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