7.01.2004

Mr. Huxtable Speaks

I really like what Bill Cosby is saying. I don't claim to know a lot about minority issues, being a member of almost every single demographic majority, but I've been aware and concerned about racial issues for more than a decade.

Many people are writing him off as a curmudgeon and a cranky old man, but he's telling the truth. I think his attacks on hip-hop are maybe a bit misguided (after all, my grandfather blamed the Beatles for just about every problem in the world), but overall he's making excellent points, points that are often ignored in the black community because they strike too close to home.

It's my opinion that blaming the white man for all of your problems, while true in a few instances, is usually just lazy.

1 Comments:

At July 2, 2004 at 11:57 AM, Blogger dfgdfgasg said...

I absolutley agree. the black community- especially young men, have equated success with denying thier blackness. They wouldn't be keeping it reall if they finished High School. The only way to stay black and be succesfull is to be a rapper, athlete or comedian..
While there is an obvious strain of institutionalized racism, I think the poor decisions that so many young black men ( and women) make, fuels the fire. It's like, If the white man likes you, you sold out..

 

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