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I'd Rather We Got Casinos : And Other Black Thoughts (Paperback) (Larry Wilmore)
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From the host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore comes the first paperback reprint of his funny and provocative musings on race in America and other topics.I'd Rather We Got Casinos And Other Black Thoughts shares Wilmore's hilarious, eye-opening opinions on controversial topics. Through various literary forms such as op-ed pieces, epistolary entries, and long-lost transcripts, he tackles the mundane and the taboo, including: why black weathermen make him feel happy (or sad); why brothas don't see UFOs; angry black church guides; and his frustration with Black History Month--after all, can twenty-eight days of trivia really make up for centuries of oppression?
Within these pages are the musings, the revelations, the ruminations, and the reflections of the incomparable Larry Wilmore. Here, collected for the first time, all in one place, are his Black Thoughts. From why black weathermen make him feel happy (or sad) and why brothas don't see UFOs to his search for Black Jesus or his quest to replace "African-American" with "chocolate," Wilmore has finally relented, agreeing to share his unique (black) perspective. Soon, you too will have the ability to find racism in everything. Bring back the Shetland Negro and do away with Black History Month! After all, can twenty-eight days of trivia really make up for centuries of oppression? In Wilmore's own words, "I'd rather we got casinos!"
Number of Pages: 224
Sub-Genre: Topic / Political, General, Form / Essays
Publisher: Hachette Books
Author: Larry Wilmore
Street Date: October 6, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-01-9536