Dear Bill Cosby

Topics: Black people, United Kingdom, White people Pages: 2 (794 words) Published: March 3, 2013
Alejandro Cordero
Dear: Bill Cosby

My name is Alejandro Cordero and in my English class we have read your “Pound Cake” speech. I believe that your speech is great but can be a bit too judgmental at times. I believe you gave people the truth and hat is quite great because most people don’t tell the truth or they even sugar coat it. I also feel that you can generalize a group of people; I know that you mean well but some people don’t understand the generalizations you put forward. I do believe that you speech did well but making assumptions about a particular set of people can be very stereotypical. Furthermore the fact that you said the “Pound Cake” speech helps out greatly because many people need to know the truth and since you are a celebrity this can be heard much more than an average person. Over all the “Pound Cake” speech has its pros and cons.

Mr. Cosby I agree with most of what you have said about views on minority communities. For example “we cannot blame white people. White people don’t live over there.” I believe that this quote you said is very accurate. I believe this quote is very accurate because white people are not doing anything to damage the black community. The white people live on their side while blacks and other minorities do not live on the white side. Minorities blame others but those “others” have not done much of anything to this generation of minorities. To me one does not have to join the peace corps or go to another country to help out, one can just go in his/her neighborhood and help save their community. I agree with your quote you said “Just forget telling your child to go to the Peace Corps. It’s right around the corner. It’s standing on the corner”, to me this quote is correct. “And something called parenting said if get caught with it you’re going to embarrass your mother”, this quote is very quote is very true why? Because doing something horrible is...
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