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Dick Gregory
(1932-____) born on
Oct 12
US comedian, author, political activist. He is noted for social consciousness expressed through fasting and lifestyle; first black comedian to perform for white audiences.
         
   
F
Civil Rights: What black folks are given in the U.S. on the installment plan, as in civil-rights bills. Not to be confused with human rights, which are the dignity, stature, humanity, respect, and freedom belonging to all people by right of their birth.

R
Just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine.
A
You know why Madison Avenue advertising has never done well in Harlem? We're the only ones who know what it means to be Brand X.
N
I wouldn't mind paying taxes -- if I knew they were going to a friendly country.
K
America will tolerate the taking of a human life without giving it a second thought. But don't misuse a household pet.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Dick Gregory's Political Primer," 1972.
R: Nigger," Dutton 64
A: In "The New York Public Library Book of 20th Century American Quotations," by Stephen Donadio et al, 1992.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: "The Shadow that Scares Me," 1968
   


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