Stanley Crouch on Richard Pryor: "A combination of confusion and comic genius made Pryor a much more negative influence than a positive one"

Stanley Crouch writes: "This past Saturday Richard Pryor left this life and bequeathed to our culture as much darkness as he did the light his extraordinary talent made possible.

"When we look at the remarkable descent this culture has made into smut, contempt, vulgarity and the pornographic, those of us who are not willing to drink the Kool-Aid marked 'all’s well,' will have to address the fact that it was the combination of confusion and comic genius that made Pryor a much more negative influence than a positive one."

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