The subject of this article:

  • is not mentioned in the Forrest Gump novel canon (including Gump & Co.)
  • exists in the Forrest Gump film canon

Earl is a student at the University of Alabama. He is observing the Stand at the Schoolhouse Door when a curious Forrest asks him what's going on. Earl explains that "Coons are tryin' to get into school." Forrest thinks Earl is talking about raccoons, and Earl continues, "Not raccoons, you idiot, niggas."

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