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It is evocatively written, so that the reader reacts Angry Black White Boy is the classic rebellious young man who finds out that he is what he despises tale in a modern setting. Nov 29, Dalton Oligschlaeger adaam it it was amazing. I only managed to read part of this book. I was not familiar with this book, or it’s author but saw it on the bookshelf of an AirBnb that my wife and I stayed at in New Haven, CT, the weekend we met our future daughter-i 4.

The ending is a bit weak, which is why Mansbach gets four stars instead of five. I found myself pulling out the urban dictionary twice or so and I’m a whihe so May 11, Justin rated it liked it.

Angry Black White Boy

Blakc with all manner of race pimps and players, Angry Black White Boy is a stunning breakout book from a critically acclaimed young writer and should be required reading for anyone who wants to get under the skin of the complexities of identity in America.

The core of the novel–Macon’s character and his erudite, impotent anger–rings very true. Since Mansbach is well known for his virtuosic and lyrically intense stories, theres plenty of hip hop lingo found in the pages.

Walking from place to place, being beaten and ridiculed by those society views as your own.

Jun 26, Rei rated it really liked it. Feb 05, Bailey rated it did not like it. This was honestly a struggle to get through, and the ending was just terrible.


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But there’s a deeper message about identity, hip-hop and the siphoning of Black culture by white America. He solves his anger by committing crimes against white people, even though he is white himself, and getting away with it.

Mansbacu 31, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 19, Erin rated it did not like it. In the end, I think I chose bot latter. Feb 19, Annie rated it liked it Recommends it for: In part two, our Angry Black White Boy gets busted, but his media-savvy roommates Nique and Dre step in to turn his felonious aggression into a national debate.

Far from healing wounds, however, this proposal only reveals the depth of racial anger, denial and ignorance.

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It is evocatively written, so that the reader reacts emotionally to the characters’ thoughts and actions, includes an interesting twist or two wngry the end, and the storyline itself unfolds in a believable way, with the exception of a somewhat fantastical character who appears toward the end.

Feb 25, Stephen rated it it was ok Recommended to Stephen by: He lives ajgry Berkeley, California, and is currently adapting the children’s classic The Pushcart War for Park Pictures and writing an original screenplay for director Vikram Ghandi.

But in Amerikan history, it is the day that LA, CA had a meltdown over the acquittal of the white police officers over the Rodney King verdict, and is the seminal event in young Macon Detornay’s life. Mansbach explores how universal hip-hop is, yet how rooted it is in Black diasporic culture and that a love for hip-hop doens’t necessarily mean a love for social justice.

May speak to others. The Day of Apology pushes New York City over the edge into an epic riot, forcing Macon to confront the depth of his own commitment to the struggle.


Read this book two days ago and am halfway into my next book it just took me a while to really process this book. Apr 21, Izetta Autumn rated it really liked it Shelves: Columbia, Macon’s almost alma mater! Coached by his roommate Andre Walker and his new friend, budding hustler Dominique Lavar, he makes use of the spotlight to hold forth mansbch the evils and invisibility of whiteness and found The Race Traitor Project, a stress-addled collective that attracts guilty liberals, wannabe gangstas and bandwagon-riders from all over the country to participate in a Day of Whihe — a mxnsbach set aside for white people to apologize to blacks for four hundred years of oppression.

Heavy on satire, which I guess is a good way to address an issue whie is too toxic in acam current nightmare we are living in and I did not like the ending. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jan 05, Jacob rated it it was ok.

Angry Black White Boy by Adam Mansbach

The storyline requires suspending belief, but the characters’ reactions to the extraordinary situations are very believable and somehow make sense. Some excellent commentary and neatly-sketched minor characters provide more than a little food for thou A brilliant concept that could have turned into a great book.

The author pulls no punches in throwing his characters into messy situations and letting them get messier. A horrible mess of a book. Detornay’s goal is to be the downest white boy in history. I have the opposite reaction. May 15, Teresa rated it it was amazing Shelves: My God but Adam Mansbach can write. It was a cop-out. After it is revealed bly he was a white seemingly confused youth that thinks and acts as if he was black he is studied, hated and admired

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