Are black men unfairly vilified?

When news of the sexual molestation accusations against Bill Cosby went viral last year, I was shattered. I have never met the man before. But in the later years of my childhood, he entered our living room as the funny and wise Mr Huxtable from the Cosby Show. One former colleague of Cosby’ was quoted as having said the sexual molestation accusations were an orchestrated plot to put an end to the old man’s career.

Everyone has weaknesses, shortcomings and “skeletons in the closet”. Maybe Cosby was indeed a dodgy perverted man at the time. Who knows? 

But then again, why are all these women only coming forward now? I have had discussions about this issue with a few acquaintances. Some argued that since sexual violation took time to deal with, the women may have been scared to report the matter out of fear of being socially ostracized, but since its group of them, it was easier to talk about the issue. Fair enough. I have met many perverts and know that no matter how innocent looking a man is, there’s still a possibility that he could rub his hands against your thigh with a lustful leery look! 

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