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Ego Trip's Big Book of Racism!

Posted Mar 26 2006

The second book by Ego Trip's motely crew of hip-hop malcontents will either deeply offend you or have you laughing out loud as they take an irreverent, humerous look at race relations in the U.S. and common stereotypes.

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The second book by Ego Trip's motely crew of hip-hop malcontents will either deeply offend you or have you laughing out loud as they take an irreverent, humerous look at race relations in the U.S. and common stereotypes. As with its predecessesor, much of the content here revolves around lists such as racist comments by political figures and civil unrest in the twentieth century. At first glance, many of the lists will come off as being offensive until you take the context of the book into account. While they address some very serious issues, the authors illustrate the ridiculousness of how we often view and treat each other by satarizing and confronting the topics we rarely talk about in mixed company. Some of the titles include "International Jewish Conspiracies", "Top 10 Reasons Latins Steal", "Top 10 Tragic Mulattoes", "Are Black Athletes Really Better Than White Athletes?", "Asians That Asian-Americans Aren't Necessarily Proud Of" or "10 Family Films that Teach Kids to Stereotype, Mock (and Probably Hate) Arabs...and Why." No one is safe. Not White Liberals, not Black militants, not Middle Eastern cab drivers. Everyone gets their card pulled. Hip-hop references are used liberally throughout the book, but pop culture in the form of Charlie Brown and Native American mascots are universal enough to make their points across the board. As this book employs numerous contributing authors some of the writings are less then stellar, but the book as a whole is a good, quick read.

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