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By Robert Lipsyte, Dick Gregory

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Before Richard Pryor and Dave Chappel, Steve Harvey and Chris Rock, there has been Dick Gregory. He used to be one of many first to exploit comedy as a device to get up humans concerning the social and political ills that plague our society.

In addition to being a comic book, Gregory can also be a Civil Rights and social activist (he marched with Dr. King), a weight reduction and meals guru, and entrepreneur. Nigger is his autobiography, which offered greater than one million copies.

This is the 1st time it’s been made on hand in e-book format.

You didn’t die a slave for not anything, Momma. You introduced us up. You and all these Negro moms who gave their young ones the energy to move on, to take that thimble to the good whereas the whites have been taking buckets. these people who weren’t destroyed received greater, bought calluses on our souls. And now we’re able to switch a approach, a approach the place a white guy can wreck a black guy with a unmarried note. Nigger.

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If they were catching fireflies, I poked the holes in the jar so that the fireflies could breathe. If they played basketball, I had to be down. It seemed like only yesterday when we were carefree little kids. Today, that couldn’t be further from the truth. See, 1989 was like a golden age for me. Rap music was the sound-track of our inner-city lives and everyone was learning how to floss. Gold chains and gold fronts, designer shades, expensive shoes, Kangols, Adidas, Bally’s, MCM and Dapper Dan suits … everybody was stylin’.

My mother stood there with two black, swollen eyes yelling at me. “What the fuck is wrong with you, Lamin? Huh? Why the hell did you do that? You stupid muthafucka! Who asked for your help, Lamin? ” I was so shocked that I couldn’t respond. Olivia seemed just as amazed. ” Olivia asked. ” “Shut the fuck up, Olivia. This shit ain’t got nothing to do with y’all. I can’t believe you did this, Lamin! ” By now, Wally was struggling to get on his feet. Still shocked at my mother’s rage, I turned to make sure this nigga Wally didn’t rush me while my back was turned.

She called the class to order and proceeded to begin the day’s lesson despite the fact that I was still standing there. I wanted to punch her dead in her face. But instead, I picked up my book, grabbed my schoolbag, and walked out of the classroom. ” she called after me, and slammed the door. I could hear the class erupt in an uproar of laughter and yelling as I exited the school. I knew at that moment that I would never set foot inside of that building again. Of course, I got home early that day.

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