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Date: 05/21/12 10:24 AM

16 Responses to I-A-B Book Club Reading Pick Of The Week #43 [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2012 at 10:25 am
    Link: I-A-B Book Club Reading Pick Of The Week #43 - A bundle pick today--I like where literature is going these days.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 21, 2012 at 10:33 am

    They`ll publish things like this, then tell me I`m a racist for believing the stereotype they perpetuate.

    Can`t win for losing.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    May 21, 2012 at 10:33 am
    It`s called "street lit."...

    Everyone has their interests, it`s a shame that people don`t enjoy the classics anymore but hey, as long as it keep people reading. :-?
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2012 at 10:39 am
    I love that everybody is at least trying to take part in literary arts. Despite the terrible genres that are coming out of it.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    May 21, 2012 at 10:40 am
    "then tell me I`m a racist for believing the stereotype"
    ________

    Gerry, I am assuming you`re being sarcastic. What about those ridiculous Harlequin romance books? Do you believe those are true as well? These books are fiction, meaning, NOT REAL. And furthermore, there are idiots/liars/thieves/ignorant people of all colors...
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2343 posts
    May 21, 2012 at 10:48 am
    I`m currently working on:

    "Food Stamp Rage Pt. 1:
    "Father`s Day: Confuzion in Da Hood"
    "Bitch Slap Street Rap"

    It`s fun using the phrase `dat ass` twice every page.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    May 21, 2012 at 10:59 am
    Blacksploitation in books.......?
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    May 21, 2012 at 11:22 am
    LOL "Every Thug Needs A Lad". They are all gayz.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36689 posts
    May 21, 2012 at 11:25 am

    lostinkorea - I never said the Harlequin Romance novels were fine literature either, but they did not play on a stupid white stereotype. You didn`t see Harlequin Romances called "Trailer Park Passion". These GhettoRomances are dumbed down and perpetuate the stereotype that all black men are thugs, and black women are just single mothers. {A romance with a pregnant chick? She`s gotta be single amiright?}

    So, YES they do perpetuate a negative image of black people, and YES I am called a racist if I ever hint at that same stereotype.

    Again, as I say in almost every thread, personal responsability. If the black community doesn`t like people thinking they are thugs, stop glamorizing thug culture. Don`t blame me if you gave me a bad impression of yourself.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36689 posts
    May 21, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I stand corrected.....and not too proud to admit it.


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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    May 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    "Black" Literature?
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    May 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    I saw these in the African-American section of the local Hastings. Right next to Toni Morrison and Alice Walker. Represent.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36689 posts
    May 21, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Surprisingly, these are carried at Walmart.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    May 21, 2012 at 10:04 pm
    I thought these were porn at first.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    May 22, 2012 at 9:02 am
    How much?
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6961 posts
    May 22, 2012 at 10:05 am
    Anyone else remember the `Skinhead` books of the 70`s? (Obviously most people won`t.)

    I just think it`s nice people are reading.

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