Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Death of Richard Pryor

A while ago KGH and I were talking about Pryor. It was, I think, in reference to a documentary called "The N-word" part of a week in 2004 hosted by Chuck D on Trio. She talked about Pryor after his visit to Africa. When he said that one thing he saw was that "there weren't any niggers in Africa." (From the NYTimes "After returning from a trip to Africa in 1979, Mr. Pryor told audiences he would never use the word "nigger" again as a performer. While abroad, he said, he saw black people running governments and businesses. And in a moment of epiphany, he said, he realized that he did not see anyone he could call by that name.")


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