Bill Cosby Giving Lectures To Other Inmates In Jail
Bill Cosby is using his time behind bars wisely. According to reports, the 81-year-old jailed star regular gives lectures and motivational talks to other inmates. During these lectures, he gives advice on staying out of jail (once they’ve been released), tips on staying clean (for those who have substance abuse problems) and interviewing techniques.
Reportedly, he does around 3 lectures per week. Cosby is was found guilty last year for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman (Andrea Constand) in 2004. The incident took place in his home. She was just one of roughly 50 women who accused Cosby of sexual assault. Cosby, who has since gone blind, is now currently serving time at SCI Phoenix in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Over the weekend, he made headlines when he posted Father’s Day message referring to himself as America’s Dad. He shared a clip of him speaking to students in a classroom and added the caption,
“Hey, Hey, Hey…It’s America’s Dad…I know it’s late, but to all of the Dads… It’s an honor to be called a Father, so let’s make today a renewed oath to fulfilling our purpose — strengthening our families and communities.
In the clip, Cosby gives a Black history lesson.
“After slavery was over America kept breaking up the Black man’s family. That’s some awful history to teach. If you want to look history right straight in the eye, you’re gonna get a black eye. Because it isn’t important whether a few Black heroes got lost, or stolen or strayed in America’s history textbooks. What’s important is why they got left out. Now this country has got a psychological history. There was a master race, there was a slave race. And though there isn’t any political slavery anymore, those same old attitudes have hung around. The burning part of burn baby burn is right here in this classroom.”
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