In an interview about the key to success for fellow African-Americans, Bill Cosby suggested that education, parenting, and a sense of personal responsibility is what is lacking most in the world.
Continuing his controversial focus on the need of African-Americans to take personal responsibility, CNN anchor Don Lemon spoke with Bill Crosby on Saturday night. Cosby began by suggesting that the key to a better world should start with parenting. Cosby said that mostly women are the leaders of the household when it come to raising kids but "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," the comedian noted adding that it was important for men to take an active roll in parenting as well women.
Cosby encouraged everyone to pursue an education. For those who may not have done well in high school, he recommended that they should at least "go to community college."
"Okay, you backed up and didn't do well," Cosby explained to Lemon. "You quit school but now you find you need that high school credential. Go to the community college."
Using the term "no-groes" Cosby said that some people in the African-American community complain that not enough good things are being said, but Cosby defended his tough-love stance by stating that he was fighting for something more than average.
"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," Cosby said.
Lemon asked: "Why is it so hard for some people to get that message, to hear that message, to receive that message, and without lashing out?"
"Well, it's because they feel, I think they feel embarrassed," Cosby replied.