Wednesday, June 25, 2014


     We ALL need to read what Bill Cosby states in this article. Yes, he was aiming it at the Black community, but the White, Asian and Latino communities are no better. America has lost its way and in the process have ruined our children and grandchildren's futures. I may be wrong, but we may have lost the battle to save the future. Our parents blamed rock and roll, now we blame rap and gangster (yeah, I spelled it correctly, because in my dictionary there is no word 'gansta' to be found) rap. All body parts are fair game for piercings and tattoos. Is that two men or is that two women...who knows? I am glad I grew up in the 50's, 60's and 70's when manners were taught and enforced! God was talked about and mom and dad knelt next to your bed with you to say your nightly prayers. Mom and dads were at the supper table, reading was the past time instead of mind numbing video games. It was a badge of pride to have a job, and we were ready to move out on our own as soon as we turned 18. No living off mom and dad.
     Pride. Such a simple yet extremely powerful word. We took pride in who we were and where we were headed. Sunshine is what we saw in the summer instead of video games. The baseball fields, skating rinks, parks and pools were busy with young people loving life as it should be loved. Hollywood and the so-called music industry has played a big part in ruining our youth, but I can't blame them for everything. Parents should have thrown Dr. Spock's book in the trash and reminded their children what a hickory switch felt like, how to say yes and no mam and sir, held the door open for others and used the bar of soap in their mouths if they thought filthy speech was going to be tolerated. Tough love usually became the eye opening moment for young people. I worry for the world we leave behind when my generation is gone. How will my sons and their families survive in this world? Will they suffer great pain and anguish? I can only state, "Come quickly, Lord Jesus, come quickly."
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,
What he drive,
Where he stay,
Where he work,
Who you be...
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.
In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.
People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an Education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around.
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 they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.
I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.
Where were you when he was 2?
Where were you when he was 12?
Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol?
And where is the father? Or who is his father?
People putting their clothes on backward:
Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong?
People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something?
Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?
What part of Africa did this come from??
We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't know a thing about Africa .....
I say this all of the time. It would be like white people saying they are European-American. That is totally stupid.
I was born here, and so were my parents and grand parents and, very likely my great grandparents. I don't have any connection to Africa, no more than white Americans have to Germany , Scotland , England , Ireland , or the Netherlands . The same applies to 99 percent of all the black Americans as regards to Africa . So stop, already! ! !
With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap ......... And all of them are in jail.
Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem.
We have got to take the neighborhood back.
People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' -- or men or whatever you call them now.
We have millionaire football players who cannot read.
We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We, as black folks have to do a better job.
Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us.
We have to start holding each other to a higher standard..
We cannot blame the white people any longer.'
~Dr.. William Henry 'Bill' Cosby, Jr., Ed..D.
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