Cosby talks straight

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    Now this is some absolutely honest advice

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=494&e=1&u=/ap/cosby_comments

    I can't even talk the way these people talk, 'Why you ain't,' 'Where you is' ... and I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk," Cosby said then. "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."


    The above is just one of the things he said. Quite true, when I recieved my degree one had to learn the language of the degree and could not speak slang. The school I went to, all people had to learn to speak educated, and they all did, no matter your background (even the deep southerner I knew, that belonged to no so called minority group).

    Check it out, what ya think?
     
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    100% agree. People don't take you seriously if you don't speak clear english in this country.
     
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    Cosby's always been a sensible guy.
     
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    His wife would probably disagree.:p:
     
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    :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    Having children with other women might have pissed her off a bit :D

    He's right though, my friends daughter says things like "her baby daddy", and "where you at?". I feel like slapping her up-side the head :D
     
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    he's right, and you notice from the numerous interruptions of applause that there are elements in the black community that agree

    what can i say? i went to a historically black university in NC, NC A&T, and you could see the tension between the generations.

    a lot of younger black people (the ones in college or graduated) feel betrayed by cosby's generation... after all they say, where were you when our parents gave in to crack and other drugs? when our neighborhoods were economically destroyed?

    so there's right and wrong on both sides, but it is good that cosby is airing out the community's dirty laundry... communication can only help alleivate the problem, not make it worse.

    in this problem at least
     
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    Yeah, I think that's the point.
    Change doesn't come from not discussing things.
    People won't value education/language unless people they respect explain the importance of them.

    IMO

    Naw 'm sayin'?
     
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    Nooooooo.... I can't BELIEVE the way you people are dissin' EBONICS!!

    Here all along I've been thinking it's a legitimate dialect. :D

    It is true though. I even hear black comedians from time to time when they're telling their racist jokes about whitey, all of a sudden they can turn it off and talk perfect english mocking how whites talk. Thing is, most blacks don't WANT to speak proper english. Proper english is for whitey, not blacks.
     
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    Actually listening to the cuts today, it was muffled applause for the good parts. 1 or 2 people were clapping when he said that people need to look in the mirror, but everyone clapped when he said "I don't care what white people think of me." So its not as many as you think.

    When many black memebers consider Condaleeza Rice and Colon Powell to be Race traitors, then you know there is still a major problem of racisim within the black community.
     

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