Day 209

Must all heroes fall?

Bill Cosby is a sociopath and a rapist, Lita Ford abused her children. That’s what Facebook is talking about this morning. I made a poster of black men my son can aspire to be like when he was first born, but I had to take it down and redo it to remove Bill Cosby from it. He’s three. Now i just hope that none of the other fifteen or so men on it prove themselves to be unworthy as well.

We all need heroes. We also need heroes who look like us, which is harder to come by when you’re adopted transracially. And when you’re a black man in America you need powerful antidotes to the racist narratives constructed about you before you’ve even opened your mouth. The fall of Bill Cosby, of Cliff Huxtable, hits hard. I miss him.


~ by realsupergirl on July 28, 2015.

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