theultraintrovert said: have u ever read bill cosbys pound cake speech?
No. But I was able to listen to audio of it on youtube and honestly I was appalled. The entire thing wad good negro respectability politics and if you assimilate into whiteness, you’ll be accepted more (yeah right).
AAVE is just like any other vernacular but only African Americans are criticized for it and it’s deemed ignorant and apparently according to Bill Cosby, you aren’t educated if you utilize it.
There’s a very big problem when Police who are supposedly trained with a firearm always go for a kill shot, there are so many ways to disable a person without inflicting a mortal wound. You shouldn’t be assassinated for petty theft.
Thank you for bring this to my attention. I already was weary of Bill Cosby due to those sexual assault allegations but this is another nail in his coffin. He’s not a good person and I really enjoyed the Cosby Show, but to a certain extent, I think that show inflated Bill’s ego to a level where he thinks he’s above most other Black people and not subject judgment.
i wonder if he applies that thinking to his son’s murder
besides the internalized racism, and respectability politics, his speech was so classist and sexist, and then he tries to imply that Black Muslims dont deal with the “same problems” other Black people deal with smh.
oh wow. i don’t think i got that far to the speech smh
this is link to the whole speech written
my life in one picture
there is no picture
i have no life