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How to make white people laugh

Author: Negin Farsad
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Negin Farsad is an Iranian-American-Muslim female stand-up comedian who believes she can change the world, one joke at a time. In HOW TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE LAUGH, Farsad shares her personal experiences growing up as the "Other" in an American culture that has no time for nuance. Writing bluntly and hilariously about the elements of race we are often too politically correct to discuss, Farsad takes a long hard look  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Negin Farsad
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Negin Farsad
ISBN: 9781455558223 1455558222
OCLC Number: 923793103
Description: viii, 244 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: An introduction: I used to be black --
Iranians have no gaydar and other things I learned growing up in Palm Springs --
Hairy legs, short shorts, and the Mexification of Negin Farsad --
Negin and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day: aka high school --
When Fig Newtons are the last straw: on leaving Palm Springs --
A protester is born: Dave Matthews, pleated khakis, and the Reverend Al Sharpton --
My lady parts and my comedy parts --
Bootleg Islam --
Where my staplers at? --
My own people don't like me very much --
A taxonomy of haters --
White people love conferences --
My boyfriend is black and a mini-bout of racism --
Do immigrants spit out more patriotic babies?
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"Negin Farsad is an Iranian-American-Muslim female stand-up comedian who believes she can change the world, one joke at a time. In HOW TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE LAUGH, Farsad shares her personal experiences growing up as the "Other" in an American culture that has no time for nuance. Writing bluntly and hilariously about the elements of race we are often too politically correct to discuss, Farsad takes a long hard look at the iconography that still shapes our concepts of "black," "white," and "Muslim" in America today and examines what it means when white culture defines the culture. Here she asks, what does it mean to have a hyphenated identity and how can we combat the racism, stereotyping, and exclusion that happens every day? HOW TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE LAUGH tackles these questions and more with wit, humor, and incisive intellect"--
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