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Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend: Notes from the Other Side

Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend: Notes from the Other Side

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We've all heard it before. That tepid defense against accusations of racism: "I have Black friends." In this hilarious memoir, author Ben Phillippe fills the reader in on what it's like to be on the other side of the fist bump, to be tokenized as that Black friend. Phillippe walks the reader through his childhood in the age of George W. Bush, college in the Obama years, and his first years of adulthood under the Trump presidency, all while navigating the consistently fraught terrain of race in America. Touching on everything from Karens, to Black Girl Magic, Beyoncé, the Black Lives Matter movement, 'Oreos,' and more, Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend is as timely as it is entertaining. Both light and heavy, personal and universal, Phillippe does an incredible job of telling his story without losing track of the big picture and the hard truths about what it means to be Black in America today.
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