Quote of the Day: Dick Gregory on the N-Word

The comedian on how the meaning of the word manifests in the user’s imagination alone.

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Read this quote from The Shadow That Scares Me (1968), and additional quotes by Dick Gregory, in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.