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Must-See: Díck Gregory Gives Profound Advice to Young African-Americans

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Díck Gregory:  Advice to Young African American

Comedian/social activist Díck Gregory has never been the type of person to shy away from the truth. The 81-year-old St. Louis, MO native has always used his gift of comedy as a tool to convey the pαin and suffëring of Black people in America.

Staying true to his fight for Black people, a video of Gregory giving young African-Americans advice about entrepreneurship and advancement has been making its way around the web. He explains to Black youth the importance of not repeating the same mistakes their parents have made in the past; and he also tells them to own their own business. “And I would say to young folks, don’t be in a state of denial of the racism and sëxism, but don’t let that block you. Don’t teach your children that you have to be twice as good as the whites. That’s an awful thing to teach your children,” he says.

He also cites data that states 83 percent of jobs are supplied by small business owners, encouraging young African-Americans to get their own businesses so that they can take advantage of tax write offs and grow economic stability within Black America.

Allow Gregory to share his advice with you in his own words by listening to the video below:

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11 Comment

  1. Damn, he's bitter. He says he's not, but he is. He tells you and me not to be bitter, but he is. In one breath he tells you all the good about being in business, and encourages black folks to go into business, too. Then, in the next breath, he makes a horrid dig at rich people with a classic class-warfare spiel — Gregory talked bout the "free" whiskey given away in first class, and then asserts that a welfare mother couldn't get a free apple juice for her baby. First of all, that whiskey isn't free — first class ticket prices are WAY higher than coach or business class. WAY higher. The "free" whiskey he's talking about is simply built into the cost of the ticket, it's not free (and not everyone in first class consumes alcohol). Second of all, if that welfare mother were flying first class, she would certainly get "free" apple juice for her baby. Third, fact is that nobody (rich or poor) who is flying on Southwest or Jet Blue gets much of anything "free." Those airlines sell dirt cheap tickets, and with dirt cheap comes "pay for your own damn whiskey" and "pay for your own damn apple juice." Mr. Gregory wants you to believe that airlines intentionally look for welfare mothers so they can treat them badly (and wants you to assume it is a black welfare mother, too); and Mr. Gregory should be ashamed of himself. But then, that's how Dick Gregory got famous — throwing race bombs and class bombs in a crowded room, and standing back to see how many people are hurt by them.

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