Saturday, July 4, 2020

NPR: "Surrender, White People!" (comedy)

Authors D.L. Hughley, Doug Moe;; casual racist Adam Corolla and Gina "Go Along" Grad (Adam Corolla Podcast); Ashley Wells, Seth Auberon, Crystal Quintero (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
(Adam Corolla Show, July 1, 2020) One-on-one interview with D.L. Hughley begins at Minute 57:17
Surrender, White People!: Our Unconditional Terms for Peace
Surrender, White People!
After 400 years of white "supremacy" in America, a reckoning is here. These are the terms of peace -- and they are unconditional. Bring a sense of humor, because this is going to sting.

The legendary comedian/activist and author of the “hilarious yet soul-shaking” (Black Enterprise) bestseller How Not to Get Shot and Other Advice From White People returns to address a nation on the edge of civil war.

After centuries of oppressing others, Whites are in for a surprise: They’re about to become an oppressed minority themselves. Yes, the face of America is getting a lot browner — and a reckoning is coming.

Modern KKK rally with Neo-Nazis in the South
Black and Brown folk are not taking a back seat anymore. It’s time to surrender unjust privileges and sue for peace while the getting’s good. Lucky for America, D.L. Hughley has a plan.

On the eve of America becoming a majority-minority nation, Hughley warns, the only way for America to move forward peacefully is if Whites face their history, put aside all their privilege and visions of superiority, and open up their institutions so they benefit everyone in this nation.

I represent Whites and pretend to be a leader.
But we can still have fun with this, right? Surrender, White People! hilariously holds America account for its wrongs and offers his satirical terms for reparations and reconciliation.

Reparations (monetary compensation from the government for an injustice by the government) are not new. Many people have gotten them, including slave owners, Italians, and others.

How Not to Get Shot and...
But when it comes to Blacks, who were promised them long ago, there's a taboo. It's unthinkable. They've been wronged and there's no making things right.

But it’s not all bad news, White folks. The upside is that if we put D.L.’s plan into effect, we can finally get black people to stop talking about oppression, discrimination, and their place in America.

Now, isn’t that something we ALL can get behind? Wouldn’t social justice and peace be better? Have a sense of humor, authors D.L. Hughley and Doug Moe do. More
  • Centuries ago, Whites told Blacks, “Pick the cotton if you don’t like getting whipped.” Today it’s, “Comply with all police orders if you don’t want to get shot.” Comedian/activist D.L. Hughley – one the original Kings of Comedy – confronts and remixes White people’s “advice” in this “hilarious examination of the current state of race relations in the United States” (Publishers Weekly).

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