Re: RARA-AVIS: Throwing some gas(?) on a dying flame

From: James R Winter (
Date: 26 Mar 2005

<<<Or we could marry the two questions and ask why Chester Himes could get away using "nigger" over and over again in 1959's THE REAL COOL KILLERS, but had to substitute "raper" for "fucker" when having his African American characters speak to each other, thus having the unlikely words
"mother-raper" appear over and over again in their Harlem vernacular.>>>

Because Himes' characters all got sent to the Group W bench when they were drafted with the mother stabbers and the litterbugs.

(And ten points to anyone who gets that joke.)

Jim Winter, just a half a mile from the railroad track.

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