Essay on Dick Gregory : Sure, Go Ahead
Dan Mark Diza: “Sir, may I please ask you a few questions about you and your essay “Shame”?”
Dick Gregory: “Sure, go ahead”.
Dan Mark: “What are the factors and events that led up to your behavior in Shame?”
Dick: “A huge factor was poverty, and a humiliating event at school that made me feel ashamed of myself. It changed everything, my attitude, and my view of towards the society during that time. I also felt like I didn’t belong in society.”
Dan Mark: “Poverty and humiliation can have a significant effect on child’s behavior. Another question. Did you ever think that racism played a role in any of the events in your childhood story of “Shame”?”
Dick: “It did, but not in a major way in the events that follow my story. Now don’t get me wrong there were still horrible things done to blacks in those days.…