By Ann Brown
Did Bill Cosby’s posturing as the moral compass for Black people contribute to his downfall? It seems it probably did, suggests writer Adam Serwer in Atlantic Magazine.
Cosby’s own words came back to bite him 14 years later. Back in 2004, Cosby delivered what came to be known as the “pound cake” speech at an NAACP event. The speech blasted Black people for not taking responsibility for their actions. Many thought it was condescending. The speech painted Black people as stupid, so stupid they get shot, said Cosby, over trying to steal a piece of pound cake.
“People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake! Then we all run out and are outraged, ‘The cops shouldn’t have shot him.’ What the hell was he doing with the pound cake in his hand?” Cosby said in his NAACP speech. “Ladies and gentlemen, in our cities and public schools we have 50 percent drop out. In our own neighborhood, we have men in prison. No longer is a person embarrassed because they’re Click here to read entire article