This is reply to Black Informant. The comment filtering won't let this one get through.
- Again, you misread me.
- Why did HE apologize on Smiley's show for HOW he said it?
- I never denied he is being invited. In fact I pointed it out. See #5.
- I keep saying, and I'll keep saying, JUST SAYING STOP IT DOESN'T WORK for the most part. IN FACT, you follow the same reasoning here, when you commented: In MANY 'Black churches' that I have either attended or been a member, sex was a topic that was limited to "it's wrong, don't do it." Apparently this message alone is not effective as I have seen plenty of cases where teens and adults regularly have sex outside of marriage. Someone at work could have just finished talking about how they did so-and-so the other night and.
- Your constant bashing of him because “HOW” he saying it is not only just as fruitless, but downright elitist.
Elitist my ***! Again, you read ONE part of it and ignore the rest. Look what I wrote here. If stated accurately, the language is FAR MORE EFFECTIVE.
It is the people who are not typically online that need it. You gotta take it to them. And even after you do that, they still got to make the choice if they are going to use it. So at best, this is something you can point to when someone ask you “What are you doing about it?”
First, you're right and I admit that right out the box. Second, the same applies towards your efforts. Third, the intent is for people who are looking for something and don't know, at least it's there. Fourth, and most importantly: It is the people who are not typically online that need it. You gotta take it to them.. That is what I have been writing all of this time.
100 Black Men brought Cosby into D.C. to speak at UDC. They, and others, brought the people they are mentoring or want to mentor. But the best thing 100 Black Men are doing, they were doing before Cosby and after. They were going directly to the need, as is Concerned Black Men, 100 Black Women, Peaceniks, the Urban League, and others in D.C. and across the country.
Locally, I hear and read of people and groups asking Black people, especially men, to mentor and get involved. THAT is more effective than SHOUTING STOP IT!
the same things are said UNCHALLENGED and uninhibited in a comedy routine.
It's COMEDY... Like Jackie Mason and his Jewish jokes.
Lastly, again I ask, why did Cosby apologize for HOW HE STATED IT on the Tavis Smiley show?