I won’t lie, son. Topics like the one I’m about to speak on make my head hurt. Listen, fellow Black people, can we leave race out of certain discussions? Look, in certain situations, regardless of this country’s history of racial prejudice, some Black people just don’t need to be defended. Now, this sermon has been placed on my heart because of the comparisons being made between Donald Trump and Bill Cosby. Apparently, more than a few Black people are upset that Cosby is facing charges while Trump is still in the presidential race. My message to those particular people: cut the bullshit, son!
By now, I’m sure everyone is aware of the sexual assault allegations against Trump. Each day, more women are coming out, all saying they were violated by the GOP nominee. In the midst of an increasing firestorm, Trump is denying all of these stories while simultaneously blaming Hillary Clinton for pushing this narrative. With that being said, as the number of accusers continue to rise, I’m seeing Bill Cosby’s name surface in the discussion. This is mainly because Cosby is another prominent figure who’s been accused of heinous crimes against women. However; instead of both men being scolded for their alleged misconduct, people are coming to Cosby’s aid. Apparently, some people don’t like the fact that Cosby’s image has been tarnished while Trump is still roaming free.
To be real, I despise every bit of this argument, son. I mean, what the fuck do people want, man? If I’m understanding this right, Cosby should skate just because Trump hasn’t fallen off of a cliff yet? Are we really out here defending rapists, bro? Look, son, no one can tell me I’m not aware of the racial bias that exists in this country. Hell, I talk about it damn near every day on this blog. However; what I refuse to do is cop a plea for a man who abuses women. With that being said, I could care less if Bill Cosby’s legacy is destroyed. If people paid attention to the actions he’s been accused of since the 1960s, they wouldn’t be defending this loser either. Folks have been saying these things about Cosby waaaaay before Hannibal Buress, man. While everyone with a brain should be aware of White Privilege, I’m still not going to argue in defense of a rapist. As far as I’m concerned, both Cosby and Trump should burn for their offenses. Equally!
In the end, I want everyone out there defending Cosby to ask themselves a question: does the need for racial equality outweigh basic human decency? Should we overlook the appalling actions of a few members of our own community just to support Blackness? I, for one, refuse to let certain things slide just to be in solidarity with my race? Sexual abuse is one of those things. Get Cosby and Trump the fuck out of here, man. Good day.