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After receiving a letter asserting that he is "not a genuine black man," Black Man: Or, How I Claimed My Piece of Ground in the Lily - White..
Genuine black lily white -- tri fastThis book is a really heartfelt and at many times totally gut wrenching exploration of what it really means to be a "genuine" black person, or mexican or chinese.... My friend Gordon Imrie whose new wife lives in Hayward, CA was explaining the diversity and richness of the town and mentioned this book about one of it's long time residents. When I finished the book, I had a complete picture of Brian's life up to this time. I identified my racism several years back as well as my sexism and homophobia.
Before the half-way mark I got weary of the depressing stories and considered not finishing it. A short conversation with Brian had her enthused and more deeply invested in her history, our fathers history, and the histories of other black families in her surroundings. It is the real account of the life of Brian Copeland who genuine black lily white up in a white suburb that was dedicated to keeping black folk living outside of its borders. Their struggles, hardships, and success stories while living in a town that rejeceted haiku-os.info book has constant themes of raciscm, retalliation, and ident. This book is funny and at times heartbreaking. Like the time BC talks about service at a restaurant. It is a book that draws you in and is infectious in its truth, power and victory, genuine black lily white. After talking with his sister for a newspaper story and my colleague seemed to be regularly writing stories about him in San Leandro coverage, I had to check him. My sister, a UC Berkeley pre-law student, recommended this book to me after one of her party supplies girls toys games led her to Copeland's play and a book signing where she met him and spoke with him of our father- his life, and the perspective we have as his daughters.
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Having said that, this made the book all that more powerful, and literally and figurativ. Policemen sat on the border with Oakland and followed every black driver or pedestrian until the left often encouraging them to do so.