ATTENTION ALL STAFF OF SPELLMAN COLLEGE.It was sent by some anonymous quack in response to Mr. Cosby's recent graduation address to the Spelman class of 2006. Parts of Cosby's speech were printed in the Washington Post and USA Today, so it had the desired result of getting people's attention. And this jerk thought he could make an alternative point by sending this to the Spelman community.
DOES SPELLMAN MEAN
BILL COSBY IS PART OF THE FEMINIST
CONSPIRACY TO DESTROY BLACK MEN AND BOYS AND STOP THE RISE OF THE BLACK
SPELLMAN IS ALSO CASTING WITCHES SPELLS ON BLACK MEN BY
ALLOWING BILL COSBY A PLATFORM TO PROMOTE HIS TWISTED AND DISTORTED VIEWS ABOUT
BLACK MEN AND BOYS!!!!
BILL COSBY CLAIMS THAT IT IS BLACK WOMEN'S
TURN TO LEAD, BUT THE REALITY IS THAT BLACK WOMEN HAVE BEEN IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT
OF AUTHORITY IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY SINCE SHE DESERTED THE 1960's BLACK
LIBERATION MOVEMENT THAT BLACK MEN STARTED AND
INSTEAD JOINED THE WHITE FEMINIST WOMEN'S LIBERATION MOVEMENT!!!
YET, WHAT MOVEMENTS HAVE BLACK WOMEN STARTED SINCE SHE HAS HAD FORTY YEARS OF
CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN TO A RAP SONG THAT WE HAVE MADE
THAT EXPOSES THE SILLINESS AND DERISION THAT COSBY SUFFERS
ADDITIONALLY, BILL COSBY GAVE "CAST-A-SPELL-ON-A-MAN" COLLEGE
MILLIONS FOR THEIR SO-CALLED "FINE ARTS" DEPARTMENT, YET THE CREATIVE ART OF
HIP-HOP CULTURE WAS CREATED BY THE POOREST BLACKS; AND HIP-HOP IS A BILLION
DOLLAR WORLDWIDE PHENOMENA!!!!
YET, WHAT HAS THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS
CREATED WITH THEIR MILLIONS??? NOT A DAMN THING BUT IMITATE WHITE PREPPY
P.S. PLEASE FOWARD THS EMAIL TO BILL COSBY!!!! I DARE
As an alumna I could be offended, but instead I laugh at b.s. like this because sentiments like this are probably all over the internet. Free speech is one of the things that make this country great--you can be as offensive as you like, and as long as your comments do not cause riots and anarchy, you have every right to express them.
Of course, I could be accused of giving this moron a platform to spout his ignorance, but I am not worried about that either. I intentionally omitted the link to his "proof" in the form of a song, so he will not get any assistance from me in guiding traffic to his website. If anything, all I want to do is expose him for the idiot that he is.
But I am sick and tired of the degredation black women receive at the hands of the men within our own community. We get the message loud and clear from mainstream society--we are not beautiful, friendly, demure, feminine, or respected, yet we endure the blows and persevere. And in return, we come home and get bombarded with more negativity from a bunch of overgrown male-children whose only ambition is to get rich or die trying.
I don't need to defend myself, or the choices I've made with respect to how I live my life. Nor do I need to defend Bill Cosby or the mission of my alma mater (their accomplishments in uplifting the black race speak for themselves), but I do want to speak up on behalf of black women in general. The writer is only half right--black women have been on the front lines since the 60s, but that was necessary because too many black men failed to show up.
In the time since the Movement, too many black men still fail to show up. They fail to be fathers to the children they produce; instead they opt to be absentee baby daddies. Instead of maturing into men, too many remain tethered to childhood as mama's boys and spoiled brats. If half as much energy was spent on developing business plans, getting an education, parenting, or mentoring as is spent on leisure, loafing, and whining, then maybe more young black men would be on the path to productivity instead of in jail or in the streets on the road to nowhere.
No other ethnicity or race of people expend as much time and effort in self-hatred as we do. Most people can agree and disagree without being branded as disloyal traitors to their heritage. In our society, women from every walk of life can aspire to both great and small things, but when black women express similar ambitions, then we are derided for being weak on one hand, or too strong on the other. There is no middle ground.
I'm spending way more time on this post than I intended. I have better things to do than rail on about some idiot's manifesto on the state of the black community (besides, I've said most of this before in previous posts). As a Spelman graduate who happens to agree with most of what Bill Cosby says, I guess my existence will always be offensive to people like him. Good.