Bill Cosby continues to
address what he perceives as trouble in the African-American community and had
some harsh words for Hip-Hop music.
Cosby addressed a college
conference in South Carolina and said Hip-Hop music glorified the wrong things.
The 67 year-old said that
rap demeans women, embraces profanity and celebrates criminal behavior.
“Our children are
glorifying the wrong things,” Cosby told the National Association for
Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, an organization that represents over
100 black colleges nationwide.
"It’s a sign
when college students who score more than 1,200 on their SAT’s walk around
with baggy pants like they do in prison," Cosby said. “These children
are telling us something with this behavior. We’re not paying attention.
We’re not parenting.”
Cosby urged educators to
encourage students to reach out to blacks with broken homes and violent pasts
to help them rise above impoverished conditions.
Cosby's comments come as
the anniversary of the landmark 1954 decision Brown vs. Board of Education comes
The Brown vs. Board of Education
was a milestone because the United States Supreme Court ruled that "separate
educational facilities are inherently unequal."
The decision denied
the legal basis for segregation in Kansas and 20 other states with segregated
classrooms and changed race relations in the United States.
Cosby urged African-American's
to not focus events that are transpiring worldwide and to instead focus on what
is happening at home.
the street into the projects," he said. "These are people who need
to see another picture, a brighter picture."