ego trip's Big Book of Racism!

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Harper Collins, Oct 15, 2002 - Social Science - 304 pages
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Ferociously intelligent one moment, willfully smart-ass the next, ego trip's Big Book of Racism is a glorious, hilarious conflation of the racial undercurrents that affect contemporary culture at every turn. This one-of-a-kind encounter with the absurdities, complexities, and nuances of race relations is brought to you by five writers of color whose groundbreaking independent magazine, ego trip, has been called "the world's rawest, stinkiest, funniest magazine" by Spin.

Filled with enough testifying and truth to satisfy even the good Reverend Sharpton, ego trip's Big Book of Racism is a riotous and revolutionary look at race and popular culture that's sure to spark controversy and ignite debate.


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"Due to our strong personal convictions, we wish to stress that this book in no way endorses a belief in racism. We just hate everybody." So proclaim the folks behind this often funny, often offensive ... Read full review



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Page 58 - I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Page 91 - DON'T BUY NEGRO RECORDS (If you don't want to serve negroes in your place of business, then do not have negro records on your ¡uke box or listen to negro records on the radio.) The screaming, idiotic words, and savage music of these records are undermining the morals of our white youth in America.
Page 96 - You know English people have a very big thing towards a spade. They really love that magic thing. They all fall for that kind of thing. Everybody and his brother in England still think that spades have big dicks. And Jimi came over and exploited that to the limit . . . and everybody fell for it.
Page 91 - ... radio. ) The screaming idiotic words, and savage music of these records are undermining the morals of our white youth in America.
Page 134 - Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinkin
Page 195 - Bird makes a great play, it's due to his thinking and his work habits. It's all planned out by him. It's not the case for blacks. All we do is run and jump. We never practice or give a thought to how we play. It's like I came dribbling out of my mother's...
Page 145 - I come from a land, From a faraway place, Where the caravan camels roam. Where they cut off your ear If they don '? like your face. It's barbaric, but hey, it's home.
Page 50 - The General Assembly shall, at Its first session under the amended constitution, pass such laws as will effectually prohibit free persons of color from immigrating to and settling In this State: and to effectually prevent the owners of slaves from bringing them into this State for the purpose of setting them free.
Page 13 - Everybody likes to go to Geneva. I used to do it for the Law of the Sea conferences and you'd find these potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each other, they'd just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva.
Page 53 - If one lives in a country where racism is held valid and practiced in all ways of life, eventually, no matter whether one is a racist or a victim, one comes to feel the absurdity of life.

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Sacha Jenkins much like rap great KRS-One is hip hip. Sachy-Sach, his sister Dominiqe, and their artistically inclined, Haitian-born mom-dukes, Monart, moved to Astoria, Queens, NY from Silver Springs, MD in the summer of 1977. Their Philadelphia, PA-reared, filmmaking/Emmy Award-winning pop-dukes, Horace, was already living up in NYC at the time (100th Street & Central Park West, to be exact . . . blocks away from the infamous Rock Steady Park). During the school week, young Sacha spent his post three o clock days playing stickball and skelly. Then...
1980 Sacha was blessed by an elder with an instrument of destruction that would forever change his life. PK, a local subway scrawler with some inter-borough celebrity, handed the young boy a very juiced-up Pilot magic marker.
1988 Inspired by a the "International Graffiti Times" (a rag published by aerosol legend Phase 2 and David Schmidlap), Sacha would put together "Graphic Scenes & X-plicit Language" a zine dedicated to, yep, graf. And poetry. And anti-Gulf War rants. And humor. And towards the end, in 1991, music.
1992 "Beat Down", America s "first" hip hop newspaper, is launched by Sacha and a childhood friend. Ten issues in, Sacha and childhood friend have a falling out. Bye bye, Black bird.
June, 1994 e"go trip" magazine is born.
1996 Sacha writes for "Vibe", " Rolling Stone" and "Spin". He gets a Writer-At-Large then Music Editor gig at "Vibe".
Present In his spare time, Sacha likes to play guitar, collect "Planet of the Apes" action figures and listen to rap that isn t wack. He s a Leo.

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