Bill Cosby on Trayvon Martin

Anyone remotely aware of the Trayvon Martin killing should read this comment made by Bill Cosby today.  It’s probably the most intelligent comment I’ve seen on the matter since the killing occurred on February 28.

“What is solved by saying he [Zimmerman] is a racist?” said Cosby.  “When a person has a gun, sometimes their mind clicks that this thing… it will win arguments and straighten people out.”

Comedians like Cosby have the unique ability to see through life’s uncertainties and speak a word or two of the truth.  In an age where everyone is shouting louder and louder to get their voices heard, comedians are actually listening and calling those shouters on their bullshit.  So special thanks to George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Bill Hicks, Louis C.K., Jon Stewart and may others for keeping the world sane.

Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it – George Carlin


6 Responses to “Bill Cosby on Trayvon Martin”

  1. April 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I have been following this story closely its nice to see celebrities speaking out 🙂

  2. 3 The Happiest Dude on the Web
    April 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    The people trying to turn this case into a racial debate are only exposing themselves as racists.

  3. April 17, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I really am tired of racial issues… We’ve dealt with them for a long while and although they still exist, I feel that no matter how many times we talk about it in the “now” the problem will still be there tomorrow…

    The older generations are stuck in their ways and their children are the same way, hopefully it will be less dramatic when they are gone, as for now let’s focus on the bigger issues (like Bill said).

    The problem shouldn’t always be about racism, but why did the people commit these crimes, who taught them that it was OK to shoot someone because you felt uncomfortable, who gave you that gun and why shoot?

    • April 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      I agree. Blaming racism seems to be taking the easy way out. Cosby had it right – the issue should be about why everyone automatically chooses violence as a way to solve conflicts. Thanks for reading and sharing your opinion!

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