By Larry Wilmore
From the host of Comedy Central's The Nightly convey with Larry Wilmore comes the 1st paperback reprint of his humorous and provocative musings on race in the United States and different topics.
I'd fairly We acquired Casinos And different Black Thoughts stocks Wilmore's hilarious, eye-opening critiques on debatable issues. via a variety of literary varieties resembling op-ed items, epistolary entries, and long-lost transcripts, he tackles the mundane and the taboo, together with: why black weathermen make him believe chuffed (or sad); why brothas do not see UFOs; offended black church publications; and his frustration with Black heritage Month--after all, can twenty-eight days of trivialities relatively make up for hundreds of years of oppression?
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