From a Washington Post transcript of comedian-philanthropist Bill Cosby's remarks at an NAACP dinner in Washington May 17 commemorating the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education:
"People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around.... The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal. These people are not parenting."
"I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit. Where were you when he was 2? Where were you when he was 12? Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol? And where is the father?"
"People putting their clothes on backward: Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong? ...People with their hats on backward, ... [edited] ... and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body? What part of Africa did this come from? We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't know a ... thing about Africa."
"With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed [edited], and all of them are in jail. Brown versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem. We have got to take the neighborhood back.... They are standing on the corner and they can't speak English."
"People used to be ashamed... [Today] a woman has eight children with eight different `husbands,' or men or whatever you call them now."
"...We cannot blame white people...."