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Bill Cosby Compares Today’s Republicans to Racist Segregationists

Last week the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments on whether Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act was still needed in America, bill cosbyor whether we’re now in a post-racial society.

On Monday morning’s episode of Starting Point on CNN, comedian and actor Bill Cosby pointed out that racism today is not that different from racism in the 1960’s.

During a panel discussion about the 1965 Bloody Sunday march across Selma, Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, and the commemorative  march this past weekend, O’Brien recounted how things may’ve appeared post-racial to Cosby back then, given his achievements.  “I read about you, at the same time the fight for rights in the South was going on,” she said to Cosby, “you were on the verge of winning an Emmy award. First black man – in 1966 you would win an Emmy award. And the show, I Spy, was banned in the South.”

“It’s just hard to believe,” co-panelist, Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) said. “It’s unbelievable.”

“I don’t think so,” Cosby quickly responded. “Not when you look at the President’s speech recently.”

Cosby, referring to President Obama’s State of the Union Address, continued:  “To see people sitting down when there are others standing and cheering. I think we have people sitting there who are as bad as the people who were against any kind of desegregation. And then in place of a better America, they want their own sick feelings put across, and it’s — it isn’t — it isn’t a good time, but I think, also on our part as professors and presidents of colleges all over, and in public schools, we need to get the education of the correct history that happened so people can say, ‘Yes, this really did happen.’”

 

 

 

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33 comments

  1. It’s funny how things work out. As a young man I am not particularly fond of some of the comments made by Mr. Cosby. However, I, too, realize that because he has made these types of comments, and because he is so well accomplished and liked amongst elitist types, he carries a privilege that most black leaders will never obtain and that is a lending ear from the contemporary social power structure. Racism is clearly alive and well, but Mr. Cosby’s has the loudest microphone along with the ability to effectively convey the message to our clueless counterparts.

  2. Rev. George Brooks

    Just just limit fault to the Republicans, Bill Cosby. Are you saying that the Democrats are perfect? And if not, then throw some criticism at the also. Are you supportive of drones, which the Jews who are running and controlling President Obama are having him do. Which in my thinking should be rason for his Noble Peace Prize being rescinded. Or are you not willing to say anything about anti-Jesus Jews, like most other black folks. Especially those of you in show business and the media, which Jews dominate. Why so few blacks appointed to cabinit and advisory positions? And will be select a black woman to replace Supreme Court Judge Ginsberg in 2014? I say no!!! When say ye? — Rev. George Brooks

    • Rev. – First, learn how to spell. Second recognize that you are an ignorant racist. Third shut up! Better to be thought a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt. The world will be a much better place.

  3. Ishmar Muhammad Reply: You change your name because you cant accept who you are. Or not muhammad, I bet your name is Jones.

  4. Cosby has spent his entire adult life living in all-white communities. He was also accused of raping a white female (she got paid off to drop charges-google it).

    Where is Cosby DEMANDING an end to black racism and HATE in America against white people? 1 out of 10 black males between 15 and 32 will commit a violent act against a white person every year! 1 out of 800 for white males against blacks. Black RACISM is out of control!

    There is NO CONSTITUTION RIGHT for the black man to receive integration rights into the white community. I don’t care (and no white person should care) that the black man claims that white people are the source for his MANHOOD, FREEDOM, DIGNITY and self-worth. What NONSENSE!

    With all the black HATE going on in America today…there is no reason to continue this forced integration system. The black man can get his MANHOOD among the Chinese or the Mexican males.

    END THE CIVIL RIGHTS REIGN OF TERROR NOW!

    • WOW!!!! Your comments would be “Funny” if I didn’t think you actually feel that way. WOW!!! Now you know who things continue to be as they are. WOW!!! I hope you don’t have children.That would be a crime.

  5. Freedom of speech– it’s America. Well it sounds good– but, depending on what is being said, and who’s saying it. Sometimes it may cost you your life– case and point–MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr.

  6. We need to listen to Bill Cosby. He is one of our most respected elders. He is telling us the truth. He’s speaking from experience. We should listen.

  7. 1Blackmansopinion

    First black man to win an Emmy award in 1966. For the show, I Spy. I wonder why, perhaps because he wasn’t part of the movement. He didn’t want no trouble with the good white folk. QUESTION: Why is it Blacks out number all races in most Cities, but are called the MINORITY. It’s FOOLish how we buy it, but I think it’s CRIMINAL that it’s being done only to BLACKS. OK I’m done

  8. 1Blackmansopinion

    Old Bill is doing alot of talking NOW. Why wasn’t Mr Cosby Black listed along with all the other Black ENTERTAINERS during the civil rights movement? Sold out maybe. Why haven’t Mr Cosby reminded Black people living in most Major Cities that they are the Majority not the MINORITY. And why did Mr Cosby buy his wife a air plane? Perhaps his baby momma called his house and told his wife that she was preggo and Bill Cosby was her babies daddy. Why haven’t Mr Cosby talked about how every race that has ENSLAVED BLACK PEOPLE are all here in this country repping the benafits of Black peoples progress, first the White Women then the Mexican and now gays all say their civil rights were violated. Why do whites want black women to use birth control? To further reduce our numbers perhaps. 48 years after the march and Blacks are still fighting for rights that are given to people that are here ILLEGLLY and have nothing invested. Why isn’t Mr Cosby talking about how they keep releasing Mexicans form jails and prisons, because of overcrowding (they say). But Blacks are being scentenced to 30-40 years for position. In the 60’s it was finish High School ( we did) and a good job would follow (it didn’t), in the 80’s it was apply in person but they said WE needed a College Degree. Now it’s apply on-line and we’ll call you if you fit our needs. Blacks have to go through back ground, criminal and CREDIT checks for a job WASHING DISHES. Mr Cosby you didn’t talk in the 60’s 70’s or 80’s, so shut the ___ up. You got the mic use it to HELP Black People Advance, not to help Whites feel it’s all good to continue to attack Blacks. 1 day we’ll have a voice, we damn sho don’t have 1 now. From the President to Clarence Thomas, the LAST TWO FIRST BLACK whatever. We haven’t made it, until WE ALL MAKE IT.

  9. 1Blackmansopinion

    Old Bill is doing alot of talking NOW. Why wasn’t Mr Cosby Black listed along with all the other Black ENTERTAINERS during the civil rights movement? Sold out maybe. Why haven’t Mr Cosby reminded Black people living in most Major Cities that they are the Majority not the MINORITY. And why did Mr Cosby buy his wife a air plane? Perhaps his baby momma called his house and told his wife that she was preggo and Bill Cosby was her babies daddy. Why haven’t Mr Cosby talked about how every race that has ENSLAVED BLACK PEOPLE are all here in this country repping the benafits of Black peoples progress, first the White Women then the Mexican and now gays all say their civil rights were violated. Why do whites want black women to use birth control? To further reduce our numbers perhaps. 48 years after the march and Blacks are still fighting for rights that are given to people that are here ILLEGLLY and have nothing invested. Why isn’t Mr Cosby talking about how they keep releasing Mexicans form jails and prisons, because of overcrowding (they say). But Blacks are being scentenced to 30-40 years for position. In the 60’s it was finish High School ( we did) and a good job would follow (it didn’t), in the 80’s it was apply in person but they said WE needed a College Degree. Now it’s apply on-line and we’ll call you if you fit our needs. Blacks have to go through back ground, criminal and CREDIT checks for a job WASHING DISHES. Mr Cosby you didn’t talk in the 60’s 70’s or 80’s, so shut the ___ up. You got the mic use it to HELP Black People Advance, not to help Whites feel it’s all good to continue to attack Blacks. 1 day we’ll have a voice, we damn sho don’t have 1 now. From the President to Clarence Thomas, the LAST TWO FIRST BLACK whatever. We haven’t made it, until WE ALL MAKE IT.

  10. THIS COUNTRY IS VERY SAD. While whites are attacking the blacks, other races are soon going to attact you because white priviledge is ending. White people will soon loose their white power. This country is becoming more color people than white. Doesn’t majority rule? Or will white money separate the people with lies as it has always been done. republicans will try to train it’s new people to hate and stay divided. It is funny, you can fight for this country, but, you don’t have the right to live in peace in this country. It is nice to have money. Some people equate money with the almighty. Check it out, there is another BUSH running for president. Good luck to us.

  11. THIS COUNTRY IS VERY SAD. While whites are attacking the blacks, other races are soon going to attact you because white priviledge is ending. White people will soon loose their white power. This country is becoming more color people than white. Doesn’t majority rule? Or will white money separate the people with lies as it has always been done. republicans will try to train it’s new people to hate and stay divided. It is funny, you can fight for this country, but, you don’t have the right to live in peace in this country. It is nice to have money. Some people equate money with the almighty. Check it out, there is another BUSH running for president. Good luck to us.

  12. All Americans should learn in their schools about slavery and its effects in America. They should all be able to read some of the real books on the atrocities the enslaved Africans suffered. That is why it is a big thing for us when United States President Obama came from the Outhouse to the so called White House, that was built by enslaved Africans.Why the so called fredom statue on the U S Capitol Building was put there by the Slave Philip Reid and other slaves when European Americans struck for more money.

  13. Its about time Bill stood up and told the truth, why he waited this long baffles me but atleast he did it. Racism is truly alive and the dark brown skin is not respected by any other race as an equal. And as far as History thats mandatory in schools and colleges its not always the truth, and what was done to the Blacks will never be printed or accepted unless we do it ourselves and demand that it be taught in the schools. Its true we are responsible for a lot of great ideas that white Americans took credit for but they will never admit to it, but our kids need to know the truth about our ancessters and the fact that they were inslaved shackled and beaten to make this country what it is today and never paid a dime then and to this day are still refused of reppreations that this Government knows we truly deserved.Wake up people of color even with a Black President you get no help or justice, but all others can cross our borders and reap the benefits that you deserve and even with out citizenship. When you enter into another country it is mandatory that you get shots for diseases, look at what is going on in America, open your eyes and stand up and give your voice>>>>YOU HAVE RIGHTS>> THEY`RE BEGGING FOR THEM>> USE THEM>>>> YOU GO TO JAIL FOR STEALING A CANDY BAR.THEY COME INTO THIS LAND FOR FREE AND GET NO TIME IN JAIL

  14. Its about time Bill stood up and told the truth, why he waited this long baffles me but atleast he did it. Racism is truly alive and the dark brown skin is not respected by any other race as an equal. And as far as History thats mandatory in schools and colleges its not always the truth, and what was done to the Blacks will never be printed or accepted unless we do it ourselves and demand that it be taught in the schools. Its true we are responsible for a lot of great ideas that white Americans took credit for but they will never admit to it, but our kids need to know the truth about our ancessters and the fact that they were inslaved shackled and beaten to make this country what it is today and never paid a dime then and to this day are still refused of reppreations that this Government knows we truly deserved.Wake up people of color even with a Black President you get no help or justice, but all others can cross our borders and reap the benefits that you deserve and even with out citizenship. When you enter into another country it is mandatory that you get shots for diseases, look at what is going on in America, open your eyes and stand up and give your voice>>>>YOU HAVE RIGHTS>> THEY`RE BEGGING FOR THEM>> USE THEM>>>> YOU GO TO JAIL FOR STEALING A CANDY BAR.THEY COME INTO THIS LAND FOR FREE AND GET NO TIME IN JAIL

  15. I agree with Dr. Cosby. Republicans are actually racists and with all Blacks dead. I also believe Republicans are primitive. Just imagine their voodoo economic theory and practice: the one with most money rules the country; kill poor people; ignore sick workers, bully women and racial minorities; invest in Swiss banks; don’t pay tax but expect to have good roads and schools; cut police funding and kids are dead; have local shortages of doctors and other professionals and import them from abroad and I can go on and on. Such thinking is evil and dangerous to this country. Thanks God, President Obama was re-elected. The following are close to have heart attacks: Varney, Ann Coulter; Ingraham, Karl Rove, Ingraham, Boehner, McConnell, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh; TEA Partiers; Arpaio; Brewer; Arpaio; Pat Roberts; Glenn Beck, Dick Morris; Crowley, Dr. Carson, Herman Cain, Allen West and Koch Brothers. There were dumb to think President Obama would be 1-term President. They lost and it’s hurting them so baaaaad. I advise them to take 1 aspirin a day or they are dead.

  16. It’s the worst ever, the younger generation just don’t understand unless they’re well read or have older family members at home to tell the history. It does remind me of the 1950’s. Mr. Cosby is right. Thank you

  17. I’m not going to stand and applaud something that I don’t agree with, I don’t care WHO is saying it.

  18. @ Lisa you are so clueless and dumb. White ppl are so racist good for nothing assholes and everything is blamed on black ppl but look at the Mexicans while whites and blacks fight Mexicans are coming up in America. White ppl are the minority in America look at how many white chicks are sucking up black men on the daily and giving birth to mutt kids.. Everything about white ppl is based on lies. They are the biggest hypocrites but love to place blame on everyone else. I’m so damn glad pink don’t do a thing for me.. There’s no reward in being with a pink cave dweller..

    • Tell em the truth, Sherrie. You are on, Baby!

    • @ Sherrie… Seems it is you that is TOTALLY clueless girl. Let me refresh your memory (and everyone else who thinks like you). Remember the early 60s? We got the blacks ON FILM marching down America’s streets …DEMANDING their integration…into all that racism? YUP. The black man was equating his FREEDOM & his MANHOOD…not to self-determination, but to integration…into all that “white” racism? YUP. We also got the black females in the 60s marching with MLK to make sure their black kids go to the white schools – the racist white schools.

      And where do almost all them wealthy black live today (Oprah, Tyler Perry, Keynan West, Kobe Bryant, Quincy Jones, Michael Jordon, Bill Cosby, etc)?? …THE “RACISTS” WHITE COMMUNITY, that’s where. Yeah, trying to figure out the reasoning/logic of blacks has always been a real brain teaser for white people.

      With ALL the black racism and hate out there, directed at white people ever since this forced integration was created, i truly don’t know why white people don’t END this thing now! Blacks need to be masters of their own destiny! Of No one else …but their own.

  19. Back then the conservative movement @ that time strongly Democratic called themselves fight for the American true culture does that sound familiar

  20. Back then the conservative movement @ that time strongly Democratic called themselves fight for the American true culture does that sound familiar

  21. People sitting down? That happens at every State of the Union, regardless of who is President, it’s politics, not racism.

  22. Ban…NO! I agree with Gibbs. The more someone air their opinions the better.

  23. There is a new day in America. Back in the day we couldn’t tell a racist in their face what we think.

    Today Hannity, O’Reilly, Beck, Limbo and other Conservative Dicks are getting truth thrown right in their face regardless how popular they may be with a few hundred thousand idiots.

    I applaud Cosby and other Non-Racist who still speak truth about racism. If you’re tired of the so-called race card. Kick it in the teeth when you hear it republican voters.

  24. Ishmar Muhammad

    Satan is everywhere! A Universal Snooper all in a Brother’s Business & won’t help! Enemies We also got some Negro Trash that Needs putting out! You Peckerwoods go talk to your own crackers on the KKK sites & get up out of our Business! Y’all are part of the problem! Devils!

  25. Can the authors on this site ban trolls from posting. @marktraina has a mental illness and he doesn’t belong here.

    • Elem:

      Its America. Its called freedom of speech. Even if you don’t like it or it hurts your feelings.

    • Elem:

      Its America. Its called freedom of speech. Even if you don’t like it or it hurts your feelings.

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