All the bullies and ignoramuses who tried to beat me up yesterday for using the satirical term “flying negro”, or more particularly “negro”, which they believe is and was a racist term…they all need to listen to this KPFK recording of a speech given to Berkeley film buffs in 1968 by New Yorker critic Pauline Kael.

Asked about the prospects for black filmmakers, she used the term “negro” three times in her response. Because that was the term to use back then. As it was during World War II.