I am really tired of people bashing Bill Cosby. It is ok to disagree with him. But this obsession of attacking him constantly is quite annoying; especially Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. And it is not fair for the writer of this article to even compare Cosby to Ridley.
His message may have been harsh, but it is not because he is beating up on poor black people. If this was the case, why are people still going to hear him speak. And the audience he is addressing are poor black people. What Dr. Dyson and others who share his views fail to realize that Cosby is not going around the country demeaning poor black people, he is motivating them and even exposing them to programs which will help them. Dr. Dyson keeps complaining that Cosby is blaming poor black people instead of the racial and systemic racism that exists in this country. I feel Cosby is trying to convey the message that even though racism still exists in this country, you have to have a plan to overcome the obstacles and education is key.