Wesley Snipes Calls for ‘Mandatory’ Tax Classes in High Schools

Wesley Snipes (Credit: YouTube)

Wesley Snipes is sharing his thoughts on ways to help the nation’s high school students.

The New Jack City star took to Instagram Tuesday to post a list of real-world subjects he thinks young people should study before graduating.

“Classes that SHOULD be mandatory in high school,” the list was titled.

It included such skills as accounting, money management, taxes, how to build and keep good credit, establishing a job/career, nutrition and self-defense.

Next to the list, Snipes  included a caption asking his followers for their input.

“Do you agree? Anything you’d add to [the] list? Anything you’d take away?” he wrote, adding that he “did not make” the list but was simply sharing it.

Do you agree? Anything you’d add to list? Anything you’d take away? (I did not make this, just sharing)

A post shared by Wesley Snipes (@realwesleysnipes) on

Many fans agreed and some even said the actor, who is an expert in martial arts, would make a great self-defense instructor.

“I am hoping u would be the self defense teacher!! I’m enrolling now if u are!!” Instagram user @taridawn13 commented.

“The things that would actually make adulting [sic] manageable! If we were taught how to budget, how to pay bills and survive in the real world!” @julieannefoulkes added.

Another person suggested classes on how to interact with police officers.

“They need to invent a class on police engagement and different conflict diffusion scenarios,” @diamonddre wrote.

While @master_marquis added: “Well, I get the tax/money categories. Traumatic ordeals really change your perspectives.”

Instagram user @master_marquis was likely referring to Snipes’ previous legal troubles.

Despite a thriving career and roles in such classic films as Jungle Fever (1991), White Men Can’t Jump (1992), Demolition Man (1993) and the Blade action movies, Snipes was jailed for failing to pay millions of dollars in taxes.

Prosecutors said he did not file tax returns from 1999-2004, and accused him of cheating the federal government.

In 2008, a jury in Florida found Snipes guilty of three misdemeanor counts of willfully failing to file tax returns, but he was acquitted of felony conspiracy and tax fraud charges.

A judge sentenced him to three years in federal prison, one year for each of the misdemeanor counts.

Snipes’ co-defendants, anti-tax activist Eddie Ray Kahn and former accountant Douglas Rosile, were also convicted.

The Hollywood star reported to prison in December 2010, and was released in April 2013.

Since then, he has appeared in The Expendables 3, Chi-Raq and Armed Response.

According to his IMDB page, Snipes currently has two films in production.

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