Entertainer Bill Cosby has tough talk for violent black men yesterday at annual Operation Push conference in Chicago.
Bill Cosby blasted black men who beat their wives yesterday before a room full of applauding African-American activists."You've got to stop beating up your women because you can't find a job, because you didn't want to get an education and now you're [earning] minimum wage," Cosby said during an appearance at Operation Push headquarters in Chicago.
"You should have thought more of yourself when you were in high school, when you had an opportunity."Cosby, who made headlines in May when he accused poor blacks of wasting the opportunities that the civil rights struggle gave them, also ripped his African-American critics for trying to hide the community's "dirty laundry."
"Let me tell you something, your dirty laundry gets out of school at 2:30 every day, it's cursing and calling each other n----- as they're walking up and down the street," Cosby said.
"They think they're hip," he said. "They can't read; they can't write. They're laughing and giggling, and they're going nowhere."
The Rev. Jesse Jackson defended the entertainer's statements."Bill is saying let's fight the right fight, let's level the playing field," Jackson said. "Drunk people can't do that. Illiterate people can't do that."
Cosby took a lot of heat in May after he denounced poor blacks who blow money on expensive sneakers instead of books. He said black jailbirds "are not political prisoners."
Yesterday, Cosby said blacks can't blame whites for problems such as teen pregnancy and high school dropout rates."We have to turn the mirror around," he said. "Because for me it is almost analgesic to talk about what the white man is doing against us.
And it keeps a person frozen in their seat, it keeps you frozen in your hole you're sitting in."
Cosby said black parents also deserve a spanking for allowing the N-word to become the favorite expression of their children.
"When you put on a record and that record is yelling n----- and you've got your little 6-year-old, 7-year-old sitting in the backseat of the car, those children hear that," he said.
Cosby also said he didn't care whether racist whites used his words "against our people.""Let them talk," he said.
I CAN SUPPORT BILL ON ALL THIS, EXCEPT, THE PART ABOUT NOT BEATING YOUR WIFE .
LET'S NOT THROW THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATHWATER.
A GOOD BEATING EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE IS THERAPUTIC - IT KEEPS THE RELATIONSHIP IN BALANCE AND GIVES DIRECTION TO THE WEAKER SEX.
A MESSAGE IS SENT ABOUT WHO IS THE KING AND WHO RULES THE ROOST - WHO IS THE HUNTER AND WHO IS THE GATHERER.
SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD.
I AM ASSUMING THAT ONLY MEN WILL READ THIS, SINCE MOST WOMEN WILL HAVE TURNED FROM THIS PAGE ONCE THEY SEE IT IS NOT ABOUT RECIPES OR GETTING STAINS OUT OF TABLECLOTHES OR REPOTTING FLOWERS.
I AM NOT A BRUTE OR CAVEMAN - I PERSONALLY WOULD NEVER PUNCH A WOMAN -- IT IS BOTH WRONG AND DANGEROUS -- SO MANY OF MY FRIENDS HAVE INJURED THEIR HANDS THAT WAY.
ALWAYS USE A STICK AND WEAR GLOVES, IF THEY ARE AVAILABLE.
I FEEL I MUST GIVE YOU GUYS THIS ADVICE , SINCE THESE WOMEN DON'T CARE; THEY WILL LET YOU HURT YOUR HANDS AND NEVER WARN YOU ABOUT THIS DANGER.
WELL, I AM OFF TO MEXICO OR CHINA OR SOUTHERN AFRICA -- I HAVE DONE MY PART TO TAKE THE HEAT OFF BILL -- NOW I NEED TO ESCAPE AND TRY TO SAVE MYSELF --
YOU KNOW, THESE WOMEN ARE EVERY WHERE AND THEY DON'T FORGIVE OR FORGET - I AM DOOMED, BUT I HAD TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT TO MY FELLOWS.
BE BRAVE AND HANG TOUGH -- WE WILL RULE SOMEDAY IN THE FUTURE, MAYBE, I HOPE.