By: Byron Dobson – Tallahassee Democrat
While several universities have voted to rescind honorary degrees awarded to Bill Cosby, and Spelman College has discontinued scholarships financed by Cosby, Florida A&M University is tight-lipped on its continued ties to the embattled comedian.
Cosby faces three charges following an indictment in December on three counts of aggravated indecent assault involving a case in Philadelphia with a woman formerly associated with Temple University. Dozens of other women have come forward with allegations of being sexually abused by Cosby, some dating back decades.
Cosby has not commented on these cases, but attorneys have denied the claims.
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FAMU keep the money. Despite whether Cosby is innocent or guilty the money and his legacy in education and media will not change. Just like we celebrated Martin Luther King day yesterday, despite MLK’s indiscretions in his marriage his work and legacy remains unchanged. If any school gives back the money especially HBCUs who many of them were founded and funded by former slaves owners and individuals who killed our ancestors. It would be counterproductive to do so.
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