Skip to comments.Bill Cosby Tells Don Lemon Black Men Need To Raise Their Kids, Has Message For ‘No-groes’
Posted on 09/14/2013 11:19:55 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
CNN anchor Don Lemon has, of late, turned the focus of his frequent conversations on race to the idea of personal responsibility in the African American community. On Saturday nights edition of CNN Newsroom, Lemon continued that controversial trend with comic legend Bill Cosby, who has also felt the heat of controversy on the subject. Cosby talked to Lemon about young black men raising their kids, over-medication of juvenile inmates, and may have even coined a new word: No-groes.
For the past few months, Don Lemon has courted controversy with several segments pegged to his general agreement with comments by Fox News personality Bill OReilly, aimed at solving problems within the black community. Legendary comic actor Bill Cosby has also stirred controversy by airing grievances against his community, but neither Lemon nor Cosby have backed away from their criticisms. In Saturday nights interview, Lemon asked Cosby to reflect on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and what kind of African American leaders are needed now.
I think it has to come from the universities, Mr. Cosby began. I think, women, strongly because when you see 70%, in research, that says they are the leaders of the household, what we need is for people to realize I want to raise my kid. I want to go back and get my three kids. I want to take on that responsibility. I want to love my children.
He added that one of the sights hed like to see more of is what he saw at the recent Essence Festival, walking around to see, yeah, to see a black male with his child on the shoulders and holding.
He also encouraged young people who might not be able to go to a prestigious college to go to community college.
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In before liberals reply calling him an Uncle Tom.
Community college? It would be a blessing if they bother to finish high school.
That’s Mr. Huxtable yer makin funnuh!!!
OMG, that’s heelarryus!!!
He has tried in vain to open up this sensitive subject and make the community deal with their failing reality. He has been shouted down and criticized for speaking the truth.
He really cares and has great ideas but his community can only shout him down, much to their detriment.
His life is one that should be admired and copied by his brethren. Bill Cosby believes in ADVANCEMENT not stagnation.
First, get a real elementary education.
Second, get a real high-school education.
Finally, get a job. I have a BS and an MBA, but this notion that college is the only way to succeed is ruining this country.
Bill makes so much sense. However, this trend for fatherless sons and daughters is coming for the white community as well. As long as the gov’t will forcibly take money from someone and pay the mother monthly to be alone, she will. The gov’t has succeeded in taking entire generations away from their core values. I am divorced and I saw how much this impacted and still impacts my own children. It was a stupid thing to do, that I cannot take back. I however, did not have child support.
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I don’t know. Would you rather have a black kid raised without a father or have him raised by a Traybon-thug or some other Son Of Barack? It’s a real dilemma.
Sadly, I am always SHOCKED when I see a black FAMILY together.....that is a very sad state of affairs but it’s very unusual.
Well, you might see most of the family, but the DAD(s) is usually not there.
HELLO....that’s what we’re talking about!!!! geesh, that was the focus of the article and my comment!
Time to get over it. Too bad Cosby is getting so rambling and incoherent in his live interviews. He needs a few younger men to take up his campaign. Lemon seems like a good start. But most prominent athletes and entertainers are thugs themselves, so it's going to be tough to find some more good ones.
Ben Carson types are too "white" for a lot of black people. Those damn Oreo guys who go to school, finish it with good grades, get jobs in the "white" world, earn a decent living, raise a Huxtable family with nice kids, are just too much for them.
They know the white man's ways are just wrong for them. They want to be athletes, actors, and rappers with a lot of bling and no responsibilities. But it's not working out all that well for 93% of them, even though they bought into obama. Yes, they are embarrassed because their stupid, childish ideas just plain suck. Time to admit it.
It's going to take generations of chipping away at the problem OR one truly amazing black leader with the ability to slap some sense back into them in a hurry.
They can’t even accept the truth from thier own
How can it be that there is status in being ignorant, stupid, violent and irresponsible? My apologist friends would, of course blame everything on the White man.
Everything seems to be outside of the Black man's control, everything. The first way to move ahead is for the AA community to face up to the problem as pointed out by Cosby.
This “blame the other” behavior is prevalent in Arab/Islamic culture as well. The reason that they are living in the 7th century is because of the white imperialists or Jews. Nothing is of their own doing.
Strange that as the Black man left the Church-GOSPEL AND THE BEDROCK OF FAITH and embraced Islam (which enslaved them and sold them to white traders starting in the 15th century onwards), they have gone downhill, especially since all the Great Society enactments of 1964.
Is there a solution? Liberals would say eradicating poverty and Federal programs. Cosby would say, first, take responsibility, take off the Rapper outfit, get a job and start supporting your family that you fathered.
The only one willing to organize countermeasures is another corrupt fat cat named Rev. Farakahn who wants to enslave them into Islam. So where can they turn?
Maybe Cosby can get the ball rolling?
Blacks must solve the problems in the black community—no Organizer, race hussler, celebrity, or government program can do this thing. It must come from within.
This is the world we live in: “personal responsibility in the African American community” is considered controversial to discuss.
God help us.
Name one successful country in the world that has a black leader.
Or, for that matter, any successful city that has had a sccession of black mayors.
For envy to develop, they have to try to succeed and fail multiple times. They do try to emulate the successful but it usually doesn't work. They then come to the conclusion they can't compete fair and square in the white man's world and they check out.
There's no appeasing the envious. When you give them hand outs, they resent it because it's proof you are better than them. They are drawn to communism to break the playing field, and modern civilization, into piles of rubble, but even then their envy will not be gone because the white people will still be envied for having once been richer than them and probably will soon be again. Even if a rich man gave an envious man a check so that both their bank accounts are equal, they will envy him for being a better man. Helping the envious is proof they are inferior.
A heavy dose of humility can treat the envious. A sound non-envious religion can help. Actions to artificially boost their self-esteem only make the envy problem worse.
Ghetto blacks can't compete with suburban whites in employment however they are smarter and more capable than most any other animal. If they had their own playing field, half of them would succeed, which is much more than do now. They've already organized themselves into big city reservations. Put up a border around the cities and have import taxes and they can pursue happiness on their own terms.
You can't help the envious like Bill Cosby is trying to do. They have to help themselves or it's a no-gro.
Sadly, too true. The government has destroyed the Black family unit and replaced it with a government check. Unfortunately, this works from a purely political perspective, making and entire class reliant on the government. It will, in short order, collapse the entire society. I'm not sure the problem can be rectified, or if it simply has to play out to the point of total collapse. Historically, total collapse has been the norm.
“How can it be that there is status in being ignorant, stupid, violent and irresponsible?”
Multiculturalism has not only made it a sin to criticize the dysfunctional black subculture. Furthermore since such cultures are diametrically opposed to the hated traditional American culture they are celebrated by the left. After all the long stated goal of the leftists is the “dismantling” of American culture.
OTOH, ranting and raving about how “wealth” should be redistributed and “affirmative action” and race-norming should be redistributing even more jobs and educational opportunities are also up their alleys.
The truth is that these are the real black leaders. They recognize the desperate situation black America finds itself in today, and are begging and pleading for cultural reform so it does not exterminate itself with cultural suicide.
The most important reform black America needs is straightforward: “No sex outside of marriage.”
This must come first, because the response to the second reform, “No children outside of marriage”, is *not* mitigated by long term birth control and abortion. Those just make the situation far worse. So black Americans must accept “No sex outside of marriage” as their cardinal rule.
Only then does the third reform matter. That “education is the key to success.” Not sports. Not music. But book learning- to take every possible advantage of education.
Finally, the fourth reform: that honor and dignity come from education and hard work, and these are the opposite of criminal behavior. An honorable black person should never associate with a criminal black person.
There's been rumors that he has some type of debilitating illness. He's clearly not the articulate man he was in the 80s.
Very true. And blended families are now celebrated as something wonderful to strive for.
Also, young white kids are now speaking improper, black speak pretty regularly out in suburbia.
Good job, cultural Marxists, you've been an outstanding success at destroying the country. What do you do for an encore?
Charge the domestic-savages with child abuse, no work...no benefits.
Take the kids away and have them raised in Japanese-household fosterhomes, where the parents will insist they excel in school, and be polite.
Have them go to college on their scholarships, and don't let them see the ghetto until they're young adults.
I went out to eat last night and saw this up close and personal. One woman and three kids, including one just months old. Chances are he could have been working bc it wasn’t fast food, right? I wonder.
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Take away welfare, and you make it unviable for a woman to allow some charming-but-unemployed to hang around.
“...over-medication of juvenile inmates...”
I listened to this interview and had a different take.
What I heard Cosby say, in effect, is that black juveniles who are properly diagnosed and treated in detention for such conditions as ADHD and bipolar disorder, have little or no follow-up psychiatric care and medication on release back into the community. The results are predictable and tragic. Their minds go from being organized to chaotic without their meds.
I agree with this, as the father of a son with “real” ADHD...the kind of ADHD that responds to stimulants by calming down. Calming down permits productive academic work or any kind of learning needed for any trade or work.
Yes, it’s sad. I have the same reaction when I see the rare family with all the elements.