The Huffington Post – Don Imus Meets Michael Richards

In the early 1960s, Dick Gregory called his autobiography *Nigger,* because, he explained, "I told my mama if she hears anybody shout 'nigger,' they're just advertising my book." Richard Pryor called one of his albums *That Crazy Nigger,* and wrote an article for *The Realist* about the disproportionate number of blacks fighting and dying in Vietnam, titled "Uncle Sam Wants You *Dead,* Nigger!" After a visit to Africa, he reclaimed his heritage, promising not to use that word again. And then there was Lenny Bruce, on stage one night, riding an invisible unicycle as he balanced his way along a tightrope into uncharted comedic territory:

Huff Post- Don Imus Meets Michael Richards