He Talk Like a White Boy: Reflections of a Conservative Black Man on Faith, Family, Politics, and Authenticity

He Talk Like a White Boy: Reflections of a Conservative Black Man on Faith, Family, Politics, and Authenticity

by Joseph C. Phillips

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Overview

Actor and social commentator Joseph C. Phillips speaks powerfully about the topic of life as a conservative African-American actor, husband, father, and citizen. In today's political climate, with race such an issue, this collection of essays is not only timely, but thought provoking.

Like Democratic candidate for President Barack Obama, Phillips has had his authenticity as a black man questioned by members of his own race, for trivial reasons such as the way he speaks, his choices in music, politics, faith, and family. Also like Obama, Phillips has often been accused of not being “black enough,” while, as an actor, he has encountered even more pointing fingers for not being liberal enough. With a frank voice, this brilliant and outspoken author presents a series of witty and provocative essays that examine life as a conservative African-American, and the simple fact that authenticity is far more complicated than one's choice of words.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786744053
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 12/10/2008
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 403 KB

About the Author

Joseph C. Phillips is an actor, writer, lecturer, and social commentator best known for his role on The Cosby Show as the character Denise's (Lisa Bonet) husband, Lt. Martin Kendall. As a social commentator, Joseph's writing has appeared in Newsweek, Los Angeles Daily News, Essence, Upscale, USA Today, and more. He writes a weekly syndicated column, “The Way I See It,” and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children. Please visit him at www.josephcphillips.com.

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He Talk Like a White Boy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading this was almost a reflection of my upbringing. It's very challenging to grow up being considered different because your educated, or you speak different, or your viewpoint is uncommon. The reflections from this book could benefit any African-American whose going through similiar situations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago