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Published:November 21st, 2014 09:51 EST

Bill Cosby's Fall From Civil Rights Icon to Black Thug Who Preys on White Women

By Robert Paul Reyes

Bill Cosby occupied a prominent place in the pantheon of Civil Rights heroes. Cosby got his start in show business as a stand-up comic, unlike his African American contemporaries like Red Foxx, he eschewed comedy based on sexual situations and refrained from uttering profanity.


Cosby carried the battle for racial equality and civil rights into the nation`s living rooms. In 1965 Cosby broke the color line, becoming the first black actor to star in a drama series in "I Spy. "

Cosby is best remembered as Dr. Cliff Huxtable in the beloved sit-com "The Cosby Show", he was a father figure who appealed to everyone: Black, white or brown.

Bill Cosby was indistinguishable from his sit-com persona, and that made him a valuable pitchman for products. How could you not buy Jell-O for your children when it was endorsed by the lovable and trustworthy Cosby?

Cosby used his celebrity to speak out against the pathologies in his own community, he became a conservative`s darling by chastising young blacks to pull their pants up and pull themselves up by their own bootstraps.

Cosby was the epitome of a family-friendly entertainer; he earned a fortune estimated at close to a billion portraying himself as the embodiment of conservative values.

Now we know that Cosby is an imposter, a fraud, the antithesis of family values. A writer who subscribes to a white power ideology could not have created a black character more morally reprehensible than the real-life Bill Cosby.

The real Cosby has been exposed, and he is a monster. He preyed on impressionable, beautiful white women, most of whom aspired to be actresses. He pretended to take an interest in their careers, lured them to his home or hotel, drugged them and then sexually assaulted them.

Cosby has demolished his legacy as a civil rights pioneer, instead of being remembered as an actor who promoted racial harmony by creating a beloved sit-com that showcased affluent African American characters in a positive light, he will forever be known as a black thug who caused racial division by raping dozens of white women.

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