Friday, April 13, 2007

Can't Blame White People by Bill Cosby

Can't Blame White People

by Bill Cosby

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.

Mushmouth is what they speak!

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 throwing that all away.

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?

They're walking around with their nasty underwear showing, and

holding onto their pants to keep them from falling to the ground!

Or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up?

Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up to her panty line,

and got all types of needle pierc ings going through her body?
And another thing --
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.  
We are AMERICANS!!  
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 saying...

you are hurting us.

We h ave to start holding each other to a higher standard.

We cannot blame the white people any longer.

It is not for media or anyone of this timeanymore to say
whether I'm right or wrong.

It is time, ladies and gentlemen,

to look at the numbers.

Fifty percent of our children are dropping out of high school.

Sixty percent of the incarcerated males happen to be illiterate.
There's a correlation.

Tell the media to stop asking me what I think about people who don't believe what I'm saying or feel that I'm too harsh or feel that I'm just running my mouth because I'm old.

Seventy percent of the teenagers pregnant happen to be Black girls.

Don't ask me to soften my message.

Bill Cosby


rayne1123 said...

great entry.

barebytes said...

Bill has always been right on the money!! We can't wait for someone else to clean up the mess. It's up to the parents to stand up and do the right thing even if they have to be the "BAD" guy. That's what parenting is all about!! Raising kids not buddies. Teaching them what they need to know to make it in this world, not just how to get by. Hugs Lanny

acoward15 said...

Truthful and to the point. First class entry.

jingles6721 said...

isn't that the truth. have a good weekend.

queenb8261 said...

If Bill Cosby, (who wouldn't) or Kid Rock or Dave Chapelle had said 'nappy headed hos' on the air, it would be perfectly fine. We cannot hold Americans to a double standard. That's why everyone needs to speak proper English or they can't pass whatever grade they are in. If I can't say it. You can't say it either!!!!
Excellent entry.

randlprysock said...

Well go, go, gooooooo Bill!!!  I like it.  And it's high time.  It has to come from one of their own.  They won't listen to white people.  It's a good speech.  I like it.  I wish more people could hear this.  SO glad you posted it.  I'm not prejudice one bit but I am tired of the excuses for the behavior.  I happen to agree, and sadly, these same people are trying to influence our children.  It's a sad world out there sometimes.  Hugs,

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))This is very intresting,I am glad you posted it as well.Have a good weekend.

bobbysgirl8584 said...

I absolutely love Bill Cosby!!! I always have.  He says it like it is.

deshelestraci said...

I love Bill Cosby!