Life Through the Windshield

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Catnlion

Catnlion
Location
Elon, North Carolina, USA
Birthday
February 04
Title
Truck Driver/Lease Operator
Bio
Where do you start with something like this. I'm your typical white male. I'm married, for the third time. I have 9 kids and 4 grandchildren. Currently I'm an OTR truck driver. I've been doing it for the past year and a half, but I've had several careers. This one is just the latest. In the past I've tried selling cars. That didn't last long. I should say it didn't take me very long to figure out that I'm to honest to sell cars. I've spent lots of years in the restaurant business. Most of that was in the pizza business either as a manager for other or for myself. I also spent 8 years in the Air Force working in ER's and flying Aeromedical Evacuation. I have to say, the biggest mistake I've ever made was getting out. Anything else you want to know, just ask. I'll tell you.

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Salon.com
NOVEMBER 23, 2008 11:18AM

We cannot blame the white people any longer

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“We cannot blame the white people any longer.”

Nope, I didn't say that. That is a quote from Dr. William Henry 'Bill' Cosby, Jr., Ed.D. Do you think he might be on to something? For years when people pointed at Condi Rice or General Powell as black people who have gotten ahead they were put off “house niggers” or something worse.

So let's look at some of the things Bill Cosby said:

They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English.

I can't even talk the way these people talk:

Why you ain't,

Where you is,

What he drive,

Where he stay,

Where he work,

Who you be...

and I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk, and then I heard the father talk.

Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.

People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and not we've got these knuckleheads walking around. The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.

These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids. $500 sneakers for what? And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.

I am 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 didn't know that he had a pistol? And where is the father? Or who is his father?

People putting their close on backward: Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong? People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something? Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles[piercing] going through her body?

What part of Africa did this come from? We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't know a thing about Africa...

I say this all of the time. It would be like white people saying they are European-American. This is totally stupid.

I was born here, and so were my parents and grand parents and, and very likely my great grandparents. I don't have any connection to Africa, no more than white Americans have to Germany, Scotland, England, Ireland, or the Netherlands. The same applies to 99 percent of all the black Americans are regards to Africa. So stop, already!!!

 

With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap....And all of them are in jail.

 

Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem.

 

We have got to take the neighborhood back.

 

People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' – or men or whatever you call them now.

We have millionaire football players who cannot read. We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We, as black folks have to do a better job.

Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us.

We have to start holding each other to a higher standards.”

We now have President Barack Obama. The son of a single mother who grew up got the education he needed to get into college, law school, the state Senate then the US Senate and now look where he is.

Dr. Cosby has been saying “we cannot blame the white people any longer” for several years. Is he right yet?

 

Dr. William Henry 'Bill' Cosby, Jr., Ed. D. 

 

 

 

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You've got to admit Cos' makes some very valid points. It is such a complicated issue. I've tried to get my brain around the whole thing but, my thoughts just get pulled in dozens of different directions by all the different issues involved. What I firmly do believe is this. No matter how long it takes, if we keep kicking the crap out of racism, someday it will no longer be able to raise it's vile, evil head.

Thought provoking post. Thanks
True rascism is when people use their differences as excuses.
Physical differences should in no way cause intellectual inferiority.