"We Protected Our Women"
In a 2008 piece at The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates covered one of Cosby's "call-outs," a nationwide moralizing tour that followed the initial "pound cake" speech. This particular call-out was held in Detroit. In it, Cosby waxes nostalgic for a bygone era when "We protected our women and protected our children." Those words have a new sting in light of the accusations against him.