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.

You the man, dawg!!!