Bill Cosby has a piece in todays Detroit News, in which he continues his argument about the need for African-American parents to be more engaged in their childrens lives and education. Here is a taste:
Proper education has to begin at home. We must demand that our youth have an understanding of spoken and written English, math and science. We must transform our communities with a renewed commitment to our children, and that means parents must show that they value education. We dont need another federal commission to study the problem.
What we need now is parents sitting down with children, overseeing homework, sending children off to school in the morning well fed, clothed, rested and ready to learn.
Some media people or government people, who are already ethnically insensitive, cannot hurt us if we begin to address and act on what is already epidemic. We will then be empowered.
The only question I had after reading this article is: how long will it be before Jesse Jacksons "blame" coalition takes aim at Cosby?