5 Classic Dick Gregory Jokes

The comedian and civil rights activist died Saturday at 84
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2017 2:00 PM CDT
Dick Gregory   (Scott Keeler /Tampa Bay Times via AP)

(Newser) – Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory died Saturday at age 84, and sites are remembering some of his classic jokes. Here's a sampling, culled from the Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR, and the Los Angeles Times.

  • "We tried to integrate a restaurant, and they said, `We don't serve colored folk here,' and I said, `Well, I don't eat colored folk nowhere. Bring me some pork chops.'"
  • "I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark."
  • “Segregation is not all bad. Have you ever heard of a collision where the people in the back of the bus got hurt?”
  • “I sat in at a lunch counter for nine months. When they finally integrated, they didn’t have what I wanted.”
  • “I've been reading so much about cigarettes and cancer, I quit reading.”
(Read more Dick Gregory stories.)

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