I'm a huge, or, was a huge Stephen King fan. I think I have read every one of his books and short stories. I think I have watched every one of his movies. To me, Stephen King was known as an innovator of the horror genre; but two things that kept eating at the back of my mind, was his extensive use of the word "nigger" in just about EVERY one of his stories.
In all of his worlds and dimensions, and time lines, the black man never could escape his fate or reality. He was always the nigger. Just read one of his short story's, Dedication, where the black help licks up gallons of seamen from a racist's white man's bed sheets; and some how this is supposed to be magical. King was at the forefront of the magical nigger in the 80's and 90's...The Shawshank Redemption, IT, The Stand, The Green Mile...all called for the Negro as the sacrificial lamb in order for the white man to triumph and become the hero once again.