“N!gger” by Dick Gregory

If you are Black & halfway “woke”, then you should be familiar with the great Richard Claxton Gregory, better known as Dick Gregory.  Dick Gregory is literally a man of many talents ranging from a civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, former high school & college track star, and even a rather thought provoking yet entertaining conspiracy theorist.  Regardless of how you came to learn about Dick Gregory, you can’t deny his impact & influence on Black culture over the last 50 years or so.  For those of you who only know about Dick Gregory the elder and you are looking to gain further insight into Dick Gregory’s life to see exactly how he became the world-renowned man he is to this very day, I highly encourage you to read his autobiography titled Nigger.

Without giving you a play by play run down of Dick Gregory’s life, I’ll just say, Dick Gregory had one helluva rough childhood shrouded in extreme poverty that most of us probably can not relate to at all.  Sure, a lot of us probably started our lives out in households that didn’t have significant amounts of income coming in on the regular, but I highly doubt most of you reading this started off life living in what could quite possibly be equated to as a shack of sorts where the cold wind would blow through the cracks in the walls, or you were so poor that the only clothing you had access to at one time as a young boy was your mother’s dresses, or your extreme poverty stricken life forced you to learn to become funny as purely a defense mechanism.  This is how the life of Dick Gregory began.  Most people born into extreme poverty to this level would probably just accept the cards they were dealt in life & just try to make the best of it, but Dick Gregory recognized early as a child that this literally couldn’t be life so much so that everything about him from becoming a high school & college track star, to becoming a famous comedian, even transitioning into his role in the civil rights fight was sparked by his overwhelming desire to never be that poor in life ever again to where he felt he had no type of options in life whatsoever.

If you want to read a book about a Black person who has gone through some very extreme circumstances in life in order to fulfill his dreams, then I highly encourage you to read Nigger.  This book will really force you to look at all of the challenges presently in your life to sincerely figure out exactly what’s preventing you from going all out for your goals.

Your favorite mulatto who isn’t interested in your feels.
  • Me and Me and Me

    Excellent choice. I read this book when I was about 10 years old back in the 70s. I grew up on welfare in Jersey, and we were broke as hell just like he was. I ended up being just as frugal as Gregory. To this day, I overstock on things like toilet paper, and always pay my bills as early as allowable. Once you’ve been that broke and without, you do everything you can to make sure you never go back.

  • Reginald Green

    Hos 2nd auto was good too. “Up from nigger” #usedandRAREbookstore

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