I’m from the same generation as Bill Cosby. I was born and raised in west Philly and lived in the projects the same as he did. the main difference is that I’m still living in the ghetto and I will die in the ghetto. I’ve had a couple meetings with Cosby and found him to be a very nice and gentle man, like myself. (not every one from the streets has to be a thug) as I travel around the NE megalopolis, I often see sights that make me cry inside. many of the “lower economic level” people seem to have lost their minds entirely. some times I feel so ashamed when I see the young acting like wanabe hos and pimps. I understand why Cosby needed to vent. if I had a stage I’d vent to. I didn’t struggle and fight the civil rights battle for this mess! where I differ from Cosby is that I don’t blame the victims and I do take personal responsibility for what has happened. when the children are untrained, you look first to the parents and next to the village. Mr. Cosby and I and all of us of the older generation constitute the village that has failed these children. rather than point the finger, it’s time for Bill to take personal responsibility. we made a serious error when we integrated into White society and that is what we are paying for today. we were so anxious to integrate that we did not look hard enough at what we were integrating into. if you integrate into a cesspool, you will come up stinking. Black people had a set of core values that allowed us to survive the holocaust of slavery. they were pretty good values. in our rush to integrate we gave up our core values and embraced the values of the White society. those values are toxic to Black people. this is something that Bill Cosby did. we all did. this is not something that the “lower economic people” did. they inherited the results of our actions and they suffer from it. when you accept values such as "i got mine, now you get yours", such as “greed is good”, such as “Black capitalism”, such as “the end justifies the means”, when you embrace such filth, you are drinking poison! we are the ones who taught the children that the sneakers hold a higher value than the life of that person wearing the sneakers. we taught the children that consumer goods will make them happy. we did that Bill! now we look at the results of accepting bad values and we don’t like what we see. Cosby goes on a rant against “the lower economic people”. he had better use his money to set up a network of schools where the children can be taught the old values that stood by Black people for centuries.