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‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’
Atlantic Monthly ^ | May 2008 | Ta-Nehisi Coates

Posted on 04/10/2008 11:48:52 AM PDT by george76

Last summer, in Detroit’s St. Paul Church of God in Christ, I watched Bill Cosby summon his inner Malcolm X.

He began with the story of a black girl who’d risen to become valedictorian of his old high school, despite having been abandoned by her father.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billcosby; blackconservatism; blackfamily; class; conservatism; cosby; opportunity; racism; theblamegame
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To: Right Cal Gal
Tomorrow I’ll be coming to work dressed as the St. Pauli Girl and calling myself Heidi.

Don't forget the beer... and a camera! LOL!!!
21 posted on 04/10/2008 12:29:38 PM PDT by rock_lobsta (Not Your Ordinary Crustacean.)
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To: Right Cal Gal

I will have to wear a Viking hat with horns (Sweden), a kilt (Scotland), and carry a Burberry bag (England). Plus, I’m changing my name to Cecily Fiona Carlsson.

Keeping it real, European-American style.


22 posted on 04/10/2008 12:31:45 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Rummyfan
These Cosby rants are extraordinary -- and extraordinarily entertaining, too (because he hits the nail right on the head in a way that very few people can).

These are the words of someone who feels utterly betrayed by "his people" because he himself marched in the civil rights era and had rocks thrown at him for daring to think that black kids had a right to be educated, too . . . only to look around him and see a black culture in which education, literacy, and standards of decency are actually MOCKED.

Sportswriter Jason Whitlock (a black man himself) described black culture today as "counter-evolutionary."

23 posted on 04/10/2008 12:32:03 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: george76
"“My problem,” Cosby told the audience, “is I’m tired of losing to white people."

You are NOT losing to white people Mr. Cosby, you are losing to the illegals that have invaded your cities and have stolen your JOBS!

24 posted on 04/10/2008 12:33:15 PM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (Stop calling them "liberals," they're Bolsheviks!)
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To: Right Cal Gal
This month, I'll be paying homage to my Danish ancestors.

Next month, maybe I'll do the Irish, Scots or Welsh....:)>

Hildamander

25 posted on 04/10/2008 12:38:31 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent......)
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To: Hoffer Rand

The sad thing is many whites (indeed the pop-culture) is infatuted with doing that. It’s almost like they have an affinity for failure!


26 posted on 04/10/2008 12:38:55 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Tis only a “protest” vote if your political worldview is Republican 1st, conservative 2nd. -pissan)
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To: BoneHead

Au contraire. The pregnant girl is referred to not by feminine words such as “a girl”, “the mother” or “she”, but “a person” of indeterminate gender referred to in the third person plural. The boy, (who is not the father of the UNMARRIED CHILD, by the way, but the UNMARRIED FATHER of the child), is referred to by three (count them) masculine nouns and pronouns: “boy”, “father” and “he”. It just strikes me as weird that Cosby would take such pains to identify the male as masculine and obscure the female’s femininity.


27 posted on 04/10/2008 12:39:03 PM PDT by Appleby
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To: george76
‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’

They didn't lose to the White Man. They lost to themselves by abandoning values, etc. and opting for the free money, free food stamps, dissing education, dissing honor and so on.

They have no one to blame but themselves. Just because someone, i.e. government, says to do something, one does not have to go and do it.

28 posted on 04/10/2008 12:46:49 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Cecily

If you work in San Francisco, alas, no one will notice...


29 posted on 04/10/2008 12:47:15 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: Salamander

Wow, where can I find me one of them?


30 posted on 04/10/2008 12:50:42 PM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: Parmy

“dissing education, dissing honor”

and not respecting the value of speaking proper English as well... :)


31 posted on 04/10/2008 12:52:11 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: oprahstheantichrist

Dittoes to the stolen jobs remark.

I learned a long time ago that a great society must have a secondary working class to do the menial jobs.

America used to import these workers from Africa. Now we get them from Mexico.

This was a long, long article. And I read every word. One thing I found missing:

And that is at the present rate of black abortion, black on black murder, the ever increasing black male population in our prisons, the black drop-out rates, the collapse of the black family, etc. etc. and on and on..... There will soon be no blacks in America.

Their culture, their influence... all gone. Replaced - for better or worse - by Hispanics.

Blacks in America are imploding.


32 posted on 04/10/2008 12:55:23 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Typical White Person)
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To: JSDude1

No kidding. Son of the couple next door is a good example. Pants hanging way off his behind, underwear in FULL view. In his mid to late 20s. Can’t keep a job. Didn’t finish college. Still lives at home. His current goal in life is he’s fixing up a car for some “pimp my ride” contest, where the focus is on the sound system. His plan is to have the sound system set to instantly blow every window out of the car the second he turns the stereo on in front of the judges.

Let’s see-dump $5K into a car, specifically to blow all the windows out of it in the hopes you win enough prize money to replace all the windows.


33 posted on 04/10/2008 12:58:17 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (0'bambi: the audacity of hype)
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To: george76

Yawn.


34 posted on 04/10/2008 12:58:55 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: MrB

Exactly.... if they got a job....no more handouts.

These people have as much or more than I do and they don’t have to do a thing for it. I work all day and stop at the store for a can of beans and have to wait in line behind some bohemouth that just rolled out of bed with a whole buggy full of food......whipping out the gummit food card.

I feel like going to her house and asking what’s for supper. After all, I paid for it!


35 posted on 04/10/2008 1:01:24 PM PDT by envisio (If you ain't laughin yet... you ain't seen me naked. 8^O)
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To: george76
"Those people are not Africans. They don’t know a damned thing about Africa— with names like Shaniqua, Shaligua, Mohammed, and all that crap, and all of them are in jail.”

I'm glad there is a Bill Cosby. Every time he opens his mouth he says something that would end a white person's career if he'd said it.

36 posted on 04/10/2008 1:06:21 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: oprahstheantichrist
Amazing. Anyone care to guess why he’s still a lefty Democrat?

Could it be that, in order to reach a certain group, that you have to be like them, act like them, or sympathize with them?

If Cosby were to declare himself a republican or conservative, most blacks would automatically dismiss him as the "enemy" or "one of them" or "an uncle Tom". No doubt many of the already dismiss Cosby as an "uncle Tom", but to officially become or declare yourself "one of them" would cause a great number of blacks to tune him out. But, the liberals would have a field day with a republican Cosby, who they would accuse as being out of touch with the real black experience. Blacks are not allowed to be republican. Period. Labels are sometimes counter-productive.
37 posted on 04/10/2008 1:09:36 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Cecily
Cecily Fiona Carlsson

CFC? That's been banned.

38 posted on 04/10/2008 1:10:20 PM PDT by pbear8 (Typical White Person)
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To: Right Cal Gal

Where do you work? :)


39 posted on 04/10/2008 1:13:09 PM PDT by Doohickey ("We cannot insure victory, but we can deserve it" - John Adams)
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To: george76

One of my personal heroes.

40 posted on 04/10/2008 1:15:51 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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