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        At War with the Status Quo | Richard Pryor: Icon

        Look at the way Richard Pryor famously used shocking language to drive the social commentary behind his comedy. His in-your-face standup routines were a way to draw attention to larger social issues, and they unmasked the prejudices that many Americans refused to confront. Though his comedy hit a nerve with both black and white audiences, Pryor's album sales went through the roof and his career soared.

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