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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:50 PM
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Bill Cosby: "I agree with President Carter"
For whatever it's worth -

I agree with President Carter that racism is playing a role in recent outbursts against President Obama.

http://twitter.com/BillCosby/status/4040350046
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my2sense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:51 PM
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1. Ray Charles could see that n/t
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Lilyeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:55 PM
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7. Stevie Wonder too!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:56 PM
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8. So true and glad everyone is pointiing it out
except the White House of course who is staying out of the fray as well they should.

Obama didn't want race to enter into it during the primary or general campaign and nothing's changed on that issue.
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:53 PM
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2. I agree with President Carter as well
It's glaringly obvious to me.
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msallied Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:54 PM
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3. For a minute I thought I read Bill Clinton. lol
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:54 PM
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4. I'm actually surprised Bill Cosby said that.
Good for him.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:56 PM
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9. So am I.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:57 PM
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me three. nt
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:54 PM
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5. It's worth a lot.
Cosby may have dropped out of college, but so have many other famous people. And unlike half of them, Cosby seems sincere.
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:59 PM
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15. B.A., M.A., Ph.D. = dropped out of college.
What are you talking about?
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:41 PM
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27. Actually you're both right.
Cosby first dropped out of 10th grade and got a job to help support his family. He then joined the Navy and got his high school equivalency qualification.

Later, Cosby won a scholarship to a college in Philadelphia, but again dropped out, this time to pursue his career in comedy.

He returned to college in the 1970s, finally achieving an Ed.D (Doctor of Education) degree.

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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:15 PM
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21. you are full of shit. he's got far more education than you.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:55 PM
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6. Doh! That's GOTTA hurt the racism enablers and deniers! The Cos is usually on their side!
Ah, who am I kidding - they'll just say "another oversensitive black reverse racist playing the race card".
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:57 PM
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11. Cosby is with Carter and Obama. Obama calls Kanye a jackass....
not looking good for the racism enablers. lolol.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:58 PM
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13. And more white folks are (finally) speaking out against it...
We're the only ones who can stop it.
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:10 PM
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19. I agree
with both your statements.
:hi:
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:20 PM
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23. that would make them hypocrites
because they certainly agreed with him when he was losing his fng mind.
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:21 PM
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24. how was he losing his mind? What he said was valid back then. just maybe not what people
wanted to hear.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:49 PM
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28. valid to whom?
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 06:53 PM by noiretextatique
the well-healed folks's who attend NAACP dinners who felt exempt from cosby's racist diatribe...or the people he was talking ABOUT? the people he was talking probably can't afford to attend NAACP dinners. i will give him credit for putting his money, time, and effort where he put his big mouth when he actually started talking to the people he was talking about at NAACP dinners.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:39 PM
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25. O right. Racism deniers and enablers are NEVER hypocrites. I forgot.
:P
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:56 PM
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10. Good. Hopefully other high-profile personalities will go public with their agreement, n/t
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Lilyeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:57 PM
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12. I am surprised he did.
This is the same man who recently told a group of kids at an inner city school to basically "shut up and get over" not having funding to continue their music and arts programs.
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:00 PM
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16. which is why his voice is all the more credible to "mainstream" America (white)
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 06:08 PM by PretzelWarrior
it is important that Cosby and Obama share a certain unwillingness to watch silently as black communities put on the victim hat. I'm not saying they haven't been victimized...but it's better for a person or group to forge ahead and let OTHERS point out how they've been victimized than for that person or group to use it as an excuse.

So.....I'm happy Cosby has taken absent black fathers to task and tried to convince black youth that not everything is an entitlement--and now he uses that credibility to say "YES, indeed...there is much racism bubbling to the surface and it is a major component of the irrational opposition by disgruntled stupid white people with guns."
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SIMPLYB1980 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:59 PM
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14. Bill Cosby lands the right hook.
Down goes the GOP! Down goes the GOP! Down goes the GOP!
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:02 PM
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17. That is a surprise. Good for Cosby!
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:06 PM
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18. Ouch...that's got to hurt the conservatives who've been using Cosby's critique
of black culture as some kind of crutch for their own racism.

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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:14 PM
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20. Oh yah - hurts them too.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:19 PM
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22. well, well, well...that should settle it
now that white folks' favorite black guy has spoken :eyes:
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:40 PM
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26. I'm shocked.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:52 PM
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29. Well that should settle that
And good for Bill.
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