Rest In Peace

by lex

on December 10, 2005

 

You know, I’m not entirely sure? But I kind of think that Richard Pryor, for all his faults, did more for race relations in this country than all the saints of any color.

You want to scare somebody off, or close their mind? Preach at them.

You want to make them think? First you make them laugh. Make them laugh, and you’ve got their attention.

We’d listen to his records, back in the day, and we’d laugh out loud: “You go down town looking for justice, and what do you find? Just us.”

We laughed and then we learned. Learned what is was like at a remove or two, not being the man.

I hope he found what he was looking for. I hope he can rest in peace.

 

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