Bill Cosby took another hit today with the news that a bill has been introduced in Congress that will strip him of his Medal of Freedom. Colleges and universities around the country have already rescinded some of the nearly 60 Honorary Degrees that have been bestowed on him throughout the past four decades. An unexpected blow for a man who, at one of his university talks, said that blacks and "the lower economic people are not holding up their end."
Bill Cosby is at the center of a sexual assault case which he is now fighting in court. He has refused to admit to his guilt because he says he is innocent of all the charges brought against him and, to add more fuel to the inferno burning through his career, his wife has now been called in to testify at his defamation trial. In spite of the lawsuits filed and the consistent testimonies of the many women involved, Bill Cosby continues to have a large number of supporters who believe that these women are lying, that they somehow colluded with each other to humiliate and defame Bill Cosby.
Cosby, besides the degrees that have been bestowed on him, won an extraordinary amount of awards during his acting career and he's entitled to keep those, but the degrees he obtained from universities without having had to study and earn them, many think should be declared null and void. Even if he has not yet been declared guilty in a court of law, the court of public opinion reads over and out for Bill Cosby.
The comedian once declared in his fireside chats that "we have to start holding each other to a higher standard." His scorn for the young black man of America who "can't keep his pants up" is now falling on deaf ears.