The Lessons of Fat Albert

Hey, hey, hey! A TV cartoon is going to save black America. That was the message of Bill Cosby's doctoral thesis 30 years ago at UMass, a paper that lies at the root of Cosby's rants today.

By John Ridley
April 8, 2007

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I remember it vividly from when I was a kid. At the time, and even today, it is the most absurdly nerve-racking image I believe I’ve ever seen. “It” is a photograph. So horrifically brilliant it seems as if the devil himself had done the shutterbugging. The picture, monochromatic. Black and white in every sense. White rage. Black resilience. Mob ... (Full article: 4343 words)

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