Bill Cosby Don Lemon VIDEO, CNN: Comedian's strong words for young men, stresses better parenting and education
Bill Cosby made some harsh comments on black culture during an interview with CNN's Don Lemon.
The comedian appeared on the show to honor the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Bombing but the conversation quickly turned to a discussion on what type of leaders the African-American community needs today and what the key is to success.
The 76-year-old focused on African-Americans needing to take personal responsibility, telling Lemon: "I think it has to come from the universities. I think, women, strongly because when you see 70 percent, in research, that says they are the leaders of the household, what we need is for people to realize I want to raise my kid. I want to go back and get my three kids. I want to take on that responsibility. I want to love my children." He spoke about how important it was for men to take on an active role in parenting, as well as the women, saying that the key to a better world starts with parenting.
He also said encouraged people to pursue their education further. "You quit school but now you find you need that high school credential. Go to the community college."
He also used the term "no-groes."
"If you drug these people, and then you release them, and there's no prescription for them to get to take to do the same thing, and they go back to the same place. Now, about this time, this is when you hear the no-groes jump up and say 'Why don't you talk about the good things?'
"Because the good things happen to be taking care of themselves pretty well. We are trying to help those genius', those not genius', people who deserve, because they are human beings on this earth, in the United States of America, we are trying to get them in a position so they will understand and want to."
See the full video of Bill Cosby's interview wtih Don Lemon below: