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The New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers Whhite, he edited and published the pioneering s hip hop journal Elementary and spent several years traveling as a drum technician with the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine.

Imagine becoming a hero and starting a revolution, fighting for the people that the entire world expects you to hate. Jun 26, Rei rated it really liked it.

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Oct 31, M Scott blakc it it was ok. His quick-witted critical overview of Adam Mansbach’s fatalistic portrayal of a white suburban race-traitor makes no apology for itself as an ironic backpacker remix of Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison. Refreshingly enjoyable mix of hip-hop culture with well-written narrative examination of race in America. Mansbach’s background as a poet occasionally peaks through in a good way.

Trivia About Blacl Black White May 26, Janet rated it it was amazing. Mansbach is no dummy, but he’s grappling with a lot in this sprawling, juvenile mess, and it comes across as naive and disjuncted.

angrj An interesting, vibrant, funny, satirical look at how we define race and what race means in America. I had a hard time assigning stars to this one. Mar 31, Monique rated it liked it Shelves: I was pleased with the quality of the writing, although you can tell from the showiness of the prose in particular, the rhyming sections that Mansbach who I’ve met, and who is a pretty cool dude was pretty young when he wrote it, and I was especially glad that he didn’t cop out at the end I won’t spoil.


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But you’re only doing yourself a favor if you pick this one up. Don’t you know me? Far from healing wounds, however, this proposal only reveals the depth of racial anger, denial and ignorance.

Oct 07, Morgan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Jan 06, Peter rated it really liked it. Macon is the great-grandson of Cap Anson, another real-life figure and star player whose virulent racism helped keep baseball re-segregated until the s.

He solves his anger by committing crimes against white people, even though he is white himself, and getting away with it. This is when the book got really tense, would a white person apologizing to you for slavery and racism make you angrier or more forgiving and is it too late?

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The book’s three sections—”Trader”, “Traitor” and “Race”—echo Native Son ‘s “Fear”, “Flight” and “Fate”, while the narrative journey is Invisible Man turned on its head, beginning in the hectic to-and-fro “we’re-not-racist” tension of Manhattan and winding up in the serenely surreal backwoods of Alabama.


From the acclaimed author of Shackling Water comes the first great race novel of the twenty-first century, an incendiary and ruthlessly funny satire about violence, pop culture, and American identity. I started reading it but did not finish before leaving on a three-week trip, and on my return, it was still on my nightstand so I jumped back in. It’s interesting to see what could happen when people identify themselves so much with something other than themself.

This book has a lot of words, hip hop quotables mostly old school though and even pages of poetry.

A horrible mess of a book. After moving to New York City for college, Macon From the acclaimed author of Shackling Water comes the first great race novel of the twenty-first century, an incendiary and ruthlessly funny satire about violence, pop culture, and American identity. Walking from place to place, being beaten and ridiculed by those society views as your own.

Angry Black White Boy

Throughout the book, I had a hard time reading the character and deciding whether or not masnbach was genuine, or just trying to prove himself. Lists with This Book.

It is, save a few scenes, not a novel that will “have you on the edge of your seat.