Name: __Paul Benario______Sociology 100-01April 2, 2008Chapter 6 Writing AssignmentPLEASE TYPE. RESEARCH YOUR RESPONSES where appropriate.Visit http://www.blackpast.org/?q=2004-bill-cosby-pound-cake-speechto read the transcript of Bill Cosby’s 2004 speech at the NAACP gala. Had you read or heard the speech before? __No____________________________________What good, if any, could Cosby’s speech do?What harm, if any, could Cosby’s speech do? _I’m not completely sure his speech did any good from how I was reading it. It did however seem like he was in a wayencouraging people to be good parents, to send their kids to school (or go to school themselves), etc. At the same time hewas saying what people should be doing, by him saying that they should be doing it because they currently aren’t, I thinkthat can be construed as hurtful. It also seems as he was picking on the poor people of the country. He was picking on themost vulnerable people possible, the people who cannot defend themselves. ___________________________________Why did blacks and whites react differently to the speech?
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