Wow! In the 70's Teresa Graves was ground-breaking in her role as a detective in the show "Get Christie Love!" One of her many classic sassy comebacks is captured below in a scene were she is working undercover as a prostitute and an old white bum calls her a nigger after he couldn't get what he wanted. See the scene in the clip below for her response. Ms. Graves died in a house fire in Los Angeles at the age of 53 in 2002.
When I look at this clip I realize how much she looks like Whitney Houston. Enjoy.