quote:Originally posted by MBM:
Michael Eric Dyson criticizes Cosby by saying that he ignores the societal aspect of African America's plight. Do you agree with Dyson that Cosby's message is fatally flawed because it is only half the story or do you believe that Cosby was trying to push African Americans to make an immediate impact in those areas that it can most control?
In MBM's questioning one is asked to determine whether or not one agrees with Dyson's judgment of Cosby's message.... "message is fatally flawed"
I think to assess Cosby's message as FATALLY flawed is a misnomer.... though I do not agree fully with his message... I agree with self determination, self discipline, moral values whether or not the system works against me.... but I do not think that expecting everyone else to share my level of insight, discipline etc... is fair... there are many reasons I am in the place I am in today.... much of which did not happen without great assistance, compassion and a lot of tolerance from those who did not judge me harshly..... so I cannot really AGREE with Dyson's JUDGMENT
or whether or not one agrees wit Cosby's intent"trying to push African Americans" do I believe this was Cosby's intent? Sure... that doesn't speak to his method or his possible bias.... or any of the other issues presented in other threads...
I picked Cosby... and I disagree more than I agree with him....