America’s favorite sitcom dad is back at it again with the resounding reminder that new niggas will never prosper. Glad he isn’t talking about us.
In an interview with Don Lemon on Saturday night’s edition of CNN Newsroom, Bill Cosby reflected on the state of today’s black culture, young people going to college and a segment of people he has dubbed “no-groes.”
Let me re-emphasize that he’s not speaking about you and I. As for the LaChelle’s from the checkout line at Dollar Tree of the world, if the Chinese slipper from the beauty supply store fits, ehhh.
“I think it has to come from the universities,” Cosby began, stressing that education is the key to a community’s success. “I think, women, strongly because when you see 70%, in research, that says they are the leaders of the household, what we need is for people to realize I want to raise my kid. I want to go back and get my three kids. I want to take on that responsibility. I want to love my children,” he said, adding that more black men need to step up to the plate as fathers.
Later in the interview the 76-year-old comedy legend offered his opinion on what he views as an over-medication of juvenile inmates versus counseling.
“If you drug these people, and then you release them, and there’s no prescription for them to get to take to do the same thing, and they go back to the same place,” he noted, adding “Now, about this time, this is when you hear the no-groes jump up and say ‘Why don’t you talk about the good things?’”
“Because the good things happen to be taking care of themselves pretty well,” he explained. “We are trying to help those genius’, those not genius’, people who deserve, because they are human beings on this earth, in the United States of America, we are trying to get them in a position so they will understand and want to.”
WATCH THE INTERVIEW BELOW (via Mediaite)