Blogger Marc W. Polite sums it up very well. While there is definitely a need for anyone to take personal responsibility, but you can't overlook the need for systemic, institutional changes that work as the forces to compliment inequality and injustice.
Mr. Polite go on to say, "There are a great deal of problems in black America and our American society in general. But if Cosby is really interested in combating apathy, it’s important for him to realize that there are larger, outside forces that can cause a sense of hopelessness in affected areas. Without a total picture of what certain communities have to contend with, Cosby’s supposedly well-meaning advice is not just tone-deaf but useless as well."
My hubby, Greg and I talk about this all the time during conversations about the plight of African Americans in this country. The individual must take on personal responsibility, but you can't put all the blame on the shoulders of those who also suffer from an unjust system. Read this wonderful article at : http://ideas.time.com/2013/06/12/bill-cosbys-tough-love-is-counter-productive/