Bill Cosby and Black 'Conservatism'

The Ongoing Crusade of America's Favorite TV Doctor

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Ta-Nehisi Coates has penned a must-read story for The Atlantic this month examining the activism of Bill Cosby. The headline, lifted from a Cosby quote is, "This Is How We Lost to the White Man." Granted, many readers of this space may be familiar with what Cosby's been up to over the past few years, but this provides a refresher for those who know only that Cosby's taken to wearing dark glasses and upsetting some black activists by "talking out of school." While Coates has been critical of Cosby in the past -- and still is -- the article offers a fair take and a good look at the intersection of race, politics, self-help and taking care of business. For more background, be sure to read Coates' excellent blog post about the article, in which he asks if Black Liberals and Black Conservatives can "hug now." Does this have anything to do with marketing and diversity hiring? Doesn't everything?
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