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How not to get shot : and other advice from white people / D. L. Hughley and Doug Moe.

Hughley, D. L. (Darryl L.), 1963- (author,, narrator.). Moe, Doug, (author.).

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  • 5 of 6 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Westside Branch 817.6 Hughley D.L. (Text) 22960001653236 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch 305.896 HUG (Text) 0530010653463 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 04/30/2021
Colleton - Main Library 817.6 Hughley, D. L. (Text) 3010315373 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch 818.607 HUG (Text) 30018005489634 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Florence - Timmonsville Branch 817 Hughley (Text) 33172006371536 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
York - Rock Hill Branch 818.602 HUGHLEY (Text) 33205011968357 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062698544
  • ISBN: 0062698540
  • Physical Description: vii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
PART I. How not to get shot by the police: Comply with police orders ; Don't talk back ; Don't break the law! ; You have to understand: cops are scared ; Do be an angel ; Don't drive like a suspect ; If you do get shot, don't rush to judgment ; The real way to not get shot by the police -- PART II. How to look: Don't match the description ; How to dress less threatening ; Don't have gang tattoos ; How to do your hair -- PART III. How to act: How to be nice and quiet ; What kind of music should you listen to? ; Stop making white people say the N-word ; How to not come from a single-parent household ; What to name your kids ; How to get a job ; Stop taking handouts ; How to move into a white neighborhood -- PART IV: Understanding white people: What kind of black people do white people like? ; Your bill of rights ; "I'm not racist, I have black friends" ; How to not be a reverse racist ; How not to play the race card ; End white-on-white crime! ; How to make white food -- PART V: Tidbits of advice for white people from black people: It's hard being white, but try to make do ; Pay attention to signs -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"Legendary satirist D. L. Hughley here uses humor to draw attention to injustice, sardonically offering advice on a number of lessons--a much-needed antidote in these distressing times."-- Publisher.
In America, a black man is three times more likely to be killed in encounters with police than a white guy. If only he had complied with the cop, he might be alive today, pundits say in the aftermath of the latest shooting of an unarmed black man. Or, Maybe he shouldn't have worn that hoodie ... or, moved more slowly ... not been out so late ... Wait, why are black people allowed to drive, anyway? This isn't a new phenomenon. White people have been giving "advice" to black folks for as long as anyone can remember, telling them how to pick cotton, where to sit on a bus, what neighborhood to live in, when they can vote, and how to wear our pants. Despite centuries of whites' advice, it seems black people still aren't listening, and the results are tragic. Now, at last, activist, comedian, and New York Times bestselling author D. L. Hughley offers How Not to Get Shot, an illustrated how-to guide for black people, full of insight from white people, translated by one of the funniest black dudes on the planet. In these pages you will learn how to act, dress, speak, walk, and drive in the safest manner possible. You also will finally understand the white mind. It is a book that can save lives. Or at least laugh through the pain. Black people: Are you ready to not get shot! White people: Do you want to learn how to help the cause? Let's go!-- Jacket flap.
Subject: American wit and humor.
United States > Race relations > Humor.
Social justice > United States > Humor.
Police shootings > United States > Humor.
American essays > 21st century.
United States > Politics and government > Humor.
Genre: Humor.
Essays.

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