Bill Cosby on Black Men in 2007 | Meet the Press

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It’s important to remember that Cosby was fêted by the political-class because he offered a black-male voice in an echo chamber which offers only an unsystematic analysis of black males and keeps out any meaningful discussion about why their oppression persists. Full video here. Also see: Senator Obama Calls for More Responsibility From Black Fathers | The New York Times “While Mr. Obama’s remarks were directed at a black, churchgoing audience, his campaign hopes they resonate among white social conservatives in a race where these voters may be up for grabs.” And: President Obama, in Oklahoma, Takes Reform Message to the Prison Cell Block | The New York Times “Mr. Obama had the benefit of a largely comfortable upbringing and attended a premier Honolulu prep school before going on to Ivy League universities. If those now in prison for drug crimes had those advantages, he said, they “could be thriving the way we are.””