By Brennan Williams
When it comes to the use of the N-word, Dick Gregory is no stranger to explaining his candid thoughts on the issue.
The legendary civil rights activist and comedian, who penned a 1964 autobiography titled “Nigger,” recently offered his views on Terrence Howard’s desire to use the N-word in the second season of “Empire” during an interview on YouTube channel W.E. A.L.L. B.E. T.V.
“It don’t bother me,” Gregory responded, before recounting an experience he had as a child that caused him to view the word differently: “When I was a little boy and you and your friends go to the movies, and a motherf***r walk up to me and say, ‘Come on, nigger, we’re in a hurry,’ I said, ‘OK, man, let’s go.’”