This past Friday legendary performer Bill Cosby give a lecture to the students at Kansas City’s Ruskin High School on the state of the black community…
The refreshing viewpoint Mr. Cosby brings to the table is the preaching of personal responsibility as opposed to blaming every problem blacks face on racism and slavery. In contrast to the Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton’s of the World.
Mr. Cosby didn’t sugar-coat the problems facing black youth.
He told the kids to “pull up their pants, learn proper English, go to the library and work hard in school” if they want to succeed. He was also very critical of rap music with its negative portrayals of women and its glamorous portrayal of the drug trade.
I couldn’t agree more.
All kids, regardless of race, need to step away from the video games, televisions and Ipods and start studying.
Kids today spend a whopping 55 hours a week glued to various electronic devices and only about 6 hours a week reading books, magazines and newspapers. Is it any wonder that academic performance of America’s youth, when compared to the rest of the World, is plummeting?
Mr. Cosby, along with Kansas City Mayor Sly James, outlined how bad crime is in the black community.
Despite only being 13 percent of the overall population, blacks make up 49 percent of America’s murder victims and 41 percent of the prison population. The teen birthrate is 63 per 1000, more than double the rate of whites and a lot of these kids are being raised without fathers and all of the welfare, social and affirmative action programs can’t take the place of a father.
Cosby dares the black community to take responsibility for its own problems.
Not just to blame whites or think that government is the panacea. His dialogue flies against the politically correct mentality that portrays blacks as victims. He’ll have none of that.
Cosby thinks it’s time for the blacks to take care of themselves and it is…