Rich Prior to being STOLEN. This shirt describes Richard Pryor’s life and the status of the STOLEN descendants of Royal African Bloodlines. In the same way Rich was relegated to a clown when he was clearly a thinker, some of us have to manage a reality where we are perceived as a threat for merely existing in the same space as someone who maintains fears of what they don’t know and refuse to get to learn. Rich actually tried to educate his audience to A LOT of the differences between the “dominant” culture and the rest of us BUT people were too busy laughing at him to listen to him and -consequentially- be enlightened by our experience. I listened though. His influence shaped my sense of humor and honed it into a coping mechanism that moved me to laugh or attempt to inspire laughter rather than project those feelings that society has a nasty habit of swaddling it’s unwanted in. I do it with a straight face but the intent is the same. Rich did it with his whole being and if he didn’t, so many comedians (who are also heavy thinkers) would have ended up modeling themselves after someone not as spectacular or substantial.
Printed on 100% Ring Spun Cotton, thought out several years ago, redesigned recently and executed with love.