Years ago In Living Color did a skit making fun of the tv show Seinfeld. In it the lead characters left their overwhelmingly white surroundings of Manhattan to visit a "ghetto." While there "Kramer" informs them that he had recently found out he was an octoroon--or 1/8th Black African.
Michael Richards better start using that excuse quick. After being heckled by two African American audience members, Richards went into a racially motivated rant last Friday night at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood, California. He drops more n-bombs in these two minutes and 47 seconds than N.W.A do in "Straight Outta Compton". Included:
"Fifty years ago we'd have you upside down with a fucking fork up your ass … You can talk, you can talk, you're brave now motherfucker. Throw his ass out. He's a nigger! He's a nigger! He's a nigger! A nigger, look, there's a nigger!"
(This incident really calls for a nice plug: In the book "Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop” Danny Hoch retells an interesting story as a white actor on the Seinfeld set while Jerry Seinfeld makes blackface jokes.)