History Heartwarming / RichardPryor

29th Dec '16 8:48:22 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* From his 1982 special ''Live at the Sunset Strip'', discussing his trip to Africa. In his hotel lobby, Pryor asked himself "Do you see any niggers?", and he answered [[TearJerker "No, because there aren't any..."]], and he vowed to never say "nigger" again.

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* From his 1982 special In ''Live at on the Sunset Strip'', discussing his trip to Africa. In his Strip'' he has a routine in which he describes an incident in which a little voice inside asked him, as he looked on at the mixed group of people he saw in a hotel lobby, Pryor in Africa, what he saw, and he mentally replied joyfully that he saw all sorts of people of all sorts of colors interacting peacefully with each other. The voice then asked himself him if he saw any "niggers". He thought, "No," and realized that the word, ordinarily a more regular part of his lexicon, had not even occurred to him in several weeks. "Do you see any niggers?", and he answered [[TearJerker "No, because there know why?" the voice replied. "Because ''there aren't any..."]], and any.''" This caused him to break down into tears. After relating this tale he vowed to never say launches into a moving, persuasive, mostly serious AuthorTract about how the word "nigger" again.and how black people and white people alike should stop using it. It may sound downright cheesy in print, but in context, after all the goofy shit preceding it, the routine hits quite hard.
* He stood up for Creator/EddieMurphy, when Murphy was lambasted with criticism about his work being overly profane and racist. Pryor told Murphy, "Look, next time someone talks shit on you like that, you tell 'em to suck ''my'' dick."
** For added effect, the guy that had told Eddie that his act was too much? ''Creator/BillCosby.''
3rd Dec '13 9:53:42 AM Premonition45
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* From his 1982 special ''Live at the Sunset Strip'', discussing his trip to Africa. In his hotel lobby, Pryor asked himself "Do you see any niggers?", and he answered [[TearJerker "No, because there aren't any..."]], and he vowed to never say "nigger" again.
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