Bill Cosby’s sickest joke

Wesley Morris ponders the verdict in the Bill Cosby case:

This is the heavy thing about this verdict. The sorting of the ironies has been left to us. Mr. Cosby made blackness palatable to a country historically conditioned to think the worst of black people. And to pull that off, he had to find a morally impeccable presentation of himself and his race. This is what Sidney Poitier, his friend and movie partner, was always up against: inhabiting the superhumanly unimpeachable. But Mr. Cosby might have managed to pull a fast one, using his power and wealth to become the predator that white America mythologized in a campaign to terrorize, torture and kill black people for centuries. Mr. Cosby told lots of jokes. This was his sickest one.

This, and the president of the United States praising Kanye and Chance the Rapper (I will not link). Show your rage, but also remember Andrea Constand and the women, for whom justice has long been delayed.

One thought on “Bill Cosby’s sickest joke

  1. This is true. It set people back so far, by ruining his name when he was supposed to be one of the most respected men. The women got their justice, but unfortunately he probably will only be in jail for 10-20 years at most before he passes away. I hope that some of the younger predators get put in jail as well. That would make a bigger statement, putting a 30 year old man or woman in jail for 40-50 years, rather than convicting the old men that are simply going to jail to die in a few years.

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