Rock Chose Comedy To Forget Racial Slurs

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Funnyman Chris Rock turned to comedy after years of racial abuse left him living a "hermit" existence. The 42-year-old was sent to an all-white school in his native New York and was taunted by racist bullies on a daily basis. The groundbreaking comic - who often uses racial references in his stand-up routine - claims the bullying became so bad, he created a humorous fantasy world in his head. He says, "When I was bussed to a white school, I basically became a hermit. It killed part of me. I retreated into myself. "It helped me become a comedian because it helped me live in my own head. And you know, you can tell by my experiences, I've seen the worst of people, at a young age."


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I know what Chris went through! I was there! Were were best buds when we were 14-years-old @ Marine Park Jr. High in Brooklyn, NY back in '1978-79. Like Chris always tells me when I see him "I was the only one (at the school) who was nice to him!"Check out what I'm talkin' about in this 2 minute Youtube clip:
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