« on: May 17, 2006, 05:02:44 PM »
I’m not sure if anyone has touched on this since I have not read through all 12 pages. Nonetheless, just thought I’d mention something that came up while I was discussing Mr. Cosby’s comments at work.
I, for the most part, supported Mr. Cosby’s comments and while I was telling someone the particular points that I agreed with, this person responded by saying “well what about heavy metal music?—what about these rich white kids and drugs, what about the way some of these white teens talk, what about…etc…etc.”
I was stunned. I was unaware that it was a contest. I applaud Mr. Cosby for using his position as a prominent black man to bring some problems into the light, just as I would applaud a prominent white man for bringing the problems of white’s into the light, and so on and so on. I am, however, bothered that comments such as these are often not made because people are so afraid of being labeled “racist.” In my opinion, the real racists are those who sit back and let problems such as some of modern hip hop pervade a culture without saying anything because they fear being called a bad name. Just thought I’d add my two cents.