In a rather incoherent, racially focused missive about how the black community can best deal with its ‘dirty laundry’, comedian Bill Cosby apparently thinks it best to follow the examples set by the likes of Louis Farrakhan and the New Black Panther Party (NBPP). All you really need to read are the last three paragraphs (though feel free to read it all).
Here is how it ends, Via New York Post:
I’m a Christian. But Muslims are misunderstood. Intentionally misunderstood. We should all be more like them. They make sense, especially with their children. There is no other group like the Black Muslims, who put so much effort into teaching children the right things, they don’t smoke, they don’t drink or overindulge in alcohol, they protect their women, they command respect. And what do these other people do?
They complain about them, they criticize them. We’d be a better world if we emulated them. We don’t have to become black Muslims, but we can embrace the things that work.
We need people, not just in the church but in the community, who are not afraid to speak up because they want to hear a child’s laughter — not a child’s blood-curdling scream because a bullet hit them. We want them playing outside.
Cosby was born and raised in Philadelphia, the same city where two black Muslims – as members of the Muslim New Black Panther Party (NBPP) – intimidated voters outside of a polling station in 2008:
Bill, is this a man whom you would like to see black youths emulate?