Bill Cosby
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You can find this quote from the book Fatherhood (1986), and others by Bill Cosby, in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Watch Cosby talk about fatherhood here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.