The coloring book : a comedian solves race relations in America / Colin Quinn

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Quinn, Colin, 1959- author.
Publication Info.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.

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First edition.
227 pages ; 22 cm
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Introduction: Park Slope rainbow -- Dashiki red, black 86 green -- Muscle car chrome -- Picante papaya -- Smoked salmon pink -- Paddy wagon green -- Quiet ochre -- Endless desert -- Blood blue -- Ellis Island indigo -- Conclusion: Future fuchsia
"Colin Quinn has noticed a trend during his decades on the road--that Americans' increasing political correctness have forced us to tiptoe around the subjects of race and ethnicity altogether. Colin wants to know: What are we all so afraid of? Every ethnic group has differences, everyone brings something different to the table, and this diversity should be celebrated, not denied. So why has acknowledging these cultural differences become so taboo? In the Coloring Book, Colin, a native New Yorker, tackles this issue head-on while taking us on a trip through the insane melting pot of 1970s Brooklyn, the many, many dive bars of 1980s Manhattan, the comedy scene of the 1990s, and post-9/11 America. He mixes his incredibly candid and hilarious personal experiences with no-holds-barred observations to definitely decide, at least in his own mind, which stereotypes are funny, which stereotypes are based on truths, which have become totally distorted over time, and which are actually offensive to each group, and why."--Dust jacket.
United States -- Race relations -- Humor.
Ethnicity -- Humor.
Multiculturalism -- Humor.
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