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Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Opinion / Op-ed / Cosby's comments cut deep: "In his recent remarks, Cosby said young black people are failing to honor the sacrifices made by those who struggled and died during the civil rights movement. He is correct, but again, the same premise applies to young white Americans who are forgetting all those great-grandmothers and great-grandfathers who came to Ellis Island as teenagers and wanted one thing for their children: an education. In learning, those immigrants saw the path to economic security, which is something quite different from the mindless acquisition of material wealth. They passed that value on to their children, who in turn passed it on to their baby boomer children, who somehow are failing to pass it onto their own offspring."
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Ouch! But Cosby got it right across the board, not only for blacks, but also for hispanics, and especially for those WASP children who understand nothing about the Reformation and the struggle for liberty in Zurich and the Palatinate, by Geneva, French Huguenots, William of Orange, John Knox, the Westminster Assembly, and America.

Read this article. It will hurt, but it is true like a hammer.
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