Committing genocide on itself
Armstrong Williams | 8/24/2011, 3:32 p.m.
"I'm talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit. Where were you when he was 2? Where were you when he was 12? Where were you when he was 18, and how come you don't know he had a pistol?...and women having children by five, six different men. Under what excuse? 'I want somebody to love me.' And as soon as you have it, you forget to parent."
Cosby's language was consciously harsh, but it needed to be said. Declining morality and bad behavior is ripping apart the Black community. In particular, Black America has become frighteningly casual about having babies. In a follow-up book, titled "Come on People," Cosby quotes Xylina Bean, chief of neonatology at the King Drew Center in Compton, on having what she calls "incidental babies":
"We all know you've got to do something in order to have [a baby], OK?...So it's not accidental. It's not incidental. And one of the things that I am really tired of is all of these incidental babies. They just 'incidentally' happen....You get to decide who gets to be your baby's daddy."
What Cosby and Bean are saying is that excuses just don't cut it anymore. If we do not man up and protect our children, we will sew a national curse into our community for generations to come.
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