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Taking a Look at the comments of Bill Cosby

Dear Ms. Deborah,

There are a lot of Black people out there who feel the very same
way as Bill Cosby. Illegal immigration and the advent of Integration
totally disenfranchised the Black community . It was a community
who had again rolled up it’s sleeves with its’ White community family
in lieu of the residual effects of so called Reconstruction and
Jim Crowe ; one where Black men learned from and were financed by
White men on just how to do business and were successful. There
were Black Banks, Insurance Companies, Hardware Stores, Pharmacies,
Hotels, Mortgage and Real estate Companies. There were incorruptible
Ministers who looked out for the people of the community and their
children , and communities who looked out for and disciplined the
children. One must understand that integration took away yes sir
, no sir , thank you mam please from our children’s culture. Sparing
the rod became the rule of the day as the State became more involved
in the raising of our children, especially since they controlled
the welfare system that made it far too easy for our young women
to set up house keeping with very little knowledge to take care
of themselves, let alone the babies they bore frequently. Our old
people no longer stayed in the homes of their grandchildren, or
nieces or nephews , in far too many instances where the government
had seized their homes through taxation , condemnation and so called
urbanization processes, and if these elder family members didn’t
at least have some kind of assets to bring to the table , off they
went to senior citizen complexes where their young family members
would have to get out at certain hours and certainly could not remain
for the night. No more was the discipline at the house; take off
your school clothes , do your chores , study, go to bed at a reasonable
time before your mom or dad gets home ; grandma was gone, and the
television that plays girls gone wild had become the surrogate parent.

Affirmative Action certainly didn’t help matters either for those
young Black men who with limited formal education began to set up
successful small business companies, and soon found themselves in
stiff competition with every ethnic minority including white women
who the Federal government deemed under it’s 8a designation to be
classified a minority. Far too many Black teachers and Administrators
were fired or let go because someone deemed their formal education
as one often from a Black institution to be inferior . These were
people who understood the black children who were now forced into
hostile environments ,and they rebelled when it was not in their
best interest to do so , because they saw, thanks to the Federal
government all the way back to it’s Reconstruction modus operandi
, hate for them in every corner.

Many of these young male babies who bore these children knew what
it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out. The young woman
was better off if he just disappeared out of the woman’s life ;
she could get , food, clothing, medical, and housing from the government
under a welfare system ; something he could not provide for a young
woman who he truly wanted to love as well as his child, but something
that he could never provide with his limited education, and something
that he must now do, because if he did not, then the same government
would send him to prison. Then came the drug lords from the North,
flashing what seemed to this young man, plenty of money. In his
poor unsuspecting heart, he now sees a way that he can provide for
this young woman and now his children ; knowing the outcome if he
gets caught; but he has suffered the indignation of families on
both sides for not stepping up to the plate to take care of his
children, because after all it was all his fault that the young
girl became pregnant in the first place. Never mind the seduction
he faced from the girl because of the clothes that she wears , and
the promiscuity that she encourages because after all her PHD comes
from a baby that had her.It is far to easy to tell a people to pull
themselves up by their boot straps, than to look at the things that
took away the boots . Many of the very things that face the black
community here in the South feel are the same for many white families
also. We face a National body that cares little for our region or
social values encompassed within. We face an era of illegal immigration
, and migration of a people whose social and cultural values are
way to the left of our own; when you take our God out of our living
places, our symbols , our heritage and honorable ancestors ; and
commence to replace them with new slaves, gangs, drugs, and the
enemies of our fathers; you have a prescription for failure. I agree
with Bill that there is a mirror on the wall, and it is one that
we should all take a very close look in.

Your Brother,