Surrender, White People!: Our Unconditional Terms for
In this follow up to his hilarious yet soul shaking Black Enterprise New York Times bestseller How Not to Get Shot, comedy legend D L Hughley offers satirical terms for a peace treaty between white America and the rest of humanityFor than four hundred years, white America has been safely a majority and has used that power to f ck with blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans Now, however, the demographic tide has turned and a reckoning is coming On the eve of America becoming a majority minority nation, D L Hughley advises, Surrender, White People and offers his terms for reparations and reconciliation in this edgy book infused with his trademark blend of humor and cutting social commentaryAs Hughley explains, whites better make their peace with their black and brown brothers while the getting s still good There s a lot to answer for the United States has subjugated African Americans and other ethnic minorities since its founding from slavery to Jim Crow to modern police brutality Under the terms of Hughley s satirical agreement, white people will stop having their police officers kill young black men, stop poisoning the water, stop appropriating black culture, stop trying to prevent black people from voting, and In exchange, black people will talk some sense into Kanye And they shall keep their opinions of white people s dance moves to themselvesSurrender, White People includesblack and white illustrations This is one of the best books I ve read on the history of racism in America Much of the factual data presented in the book was news to me and my undergraduate major was American History DL Hughley is intersperses enough comedy to make this an easy book to read He covers a difficult topic masterfully i highly recommend this book. He s done it again, folks How Not to Get Shot was one of the most necessary but hard to handle books I ve ever read I don t think I was emotionally prepared for what that book had to say, even though I knew what it was going to say It s just a lot to digest While that book was a satire of an instruction manual, this one is a satire of a treaty that is, similarly, a mix of hilarious humor and spirit breaking truths While the first book focused mostly on our broken criminal justice system, He s done it again, folks How Not to Get Shot was one of the most necessary but hard to handle books I ve ever read I don t think I was emotionally prepared for what that book had to say, even though I knew what it was going to say It s just a lot to digest While that book was a satire of an instruction manual, this one is a satire of a treaty that is, similarly, a mix of hilarious humor and spirit breaking truths While the first book focused mostly on our broken criminal justice system, this one is less focused and dealswith every day in which our country screws over Black people It was equally hard to read, but about very different topics I think this book would scare off some readers, and I d like to taken this moment to address those specific people No one is telling you you should be ashamed to be white No one is judging you for being white What this book and others like it are trying to tell you is that, in being white, you have unearned privilege that makes this world easier for you It is an undeniable privilege that you can channel into making positive changes for people who do not have that privilege I am white I am not ashamed of my skin color But I am extremely ashamed of the things people my color have done, throughout history and today, that make life unfair, unequal, or dangerous for people who don t have my skin color What things, you may ask First, let me finish this dramatic eyeroll that you are that unobservant, and then let me give you this book Hughley answers the question mucheloquently than I ever could Engaging and eye opening and outrageous, clued me in to so much I didn t know and never knew to question the GI Bill, real estate, on and on Also funny lovable voice storyteller. Wowp, talk about topical Or rather, these are things that people of color have been justifiably screaming about forever D.L Hughley challenges all readers in both serious and comic tones to really see the world, surrender those misconceptions and be a little uncomfortable Plus, it is a good read, entertaining, and engaging.