Bill Cosby isn’t anyone’s Dr. Huxtable anymore.

The outspoken actor and activist recently compared today’s Republicans to racist segregationists for staying in their seats during the president’s State of the Union Address.

During a discussion about the Voting Rights Act in a (debatable) post racial society on “Starting Point” with CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, he pointed to the prevalent racism of today.

O’Brien gleaned to Cosby’s achievements in an intense period in American history and noted that it may have appeared to some that the nation progressed to a post racial society.

“I read about you, at the same time the fight for rights in the South was going on,” she said to Cosby, “you were on the verge of winning an Emmy award. First black man – in 1966 you would win an Emmy award. And the show, ‘I Spy,’ was banned in the South.”

“It’s just hard to believe,” co-panelist, Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) said. “It’s unbelievable.”

“I don’t think so,” Cosby quickly responded. “Not when you look at the President’s speech recently.”

He continued.

“To see people sitting down when there are others standing and cheering. I think we have people sitting there who are as bad as the people who were against any kind of desegregation. And then in place of a better America, they want their own sick feelings put across, and it’s — it isn’t — it isn’t a good time, but I think, also on our part as professors and presidents of colleges all over, and in public schools, we need to get the education of the correct history that happened so people can say, ‘Yes, this really did happen.’”

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6 thoughts on “Bill Cosby Compares Spiteful Republicans to Segregationists

  1. I am in agreement with Mr. Cosby and appreciate his frankness about what the reality IS in this country that others seem unwilling or unable to confront. The rest of the world is also outraged to see how the disrespectful, IL-MANNERED House Speaker put his filthy hand on the First Lady’s arm and WHILE SHE ATE, leaning into her space talking into the side of her face and she only rolled her eyes at him instead of calling for the attention of security guards who should not allow this touching to happen. This same man is visibly glaring at the President and rolling his eyes while standing near the President in most of the film footage I saw. Yet the 11 year old child yawning was published for the world to see what disrespectful bullies we are to our own children, while we rant about other Leaders treatment of people. Lead by example. I am STILL harassed and bullied DAILY because of my race and I am a disabled Senior Citizen. Republicans ARE showing spiteful racism; and outright Ignorance!

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  3. 55th st silverbacks on said:

    I WAS IN FULL AGREEMENT WITH MR COSBY WHEN HE MADE A STATEMENT CONCERNING OUR PLIGHT WHEN MANY AFRICAN AMERICANS WERE OUTRAGED, AND NOW HE HAS MADE ANOTHER STATMENT USING HIS RIGHTEOUS MIND, LET US SEE HOW IT IS RECIEVED.

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