The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in by Colin Quinn

By Colin Quinn

From former SNL "Weekend Update" host and mythical stand-up Colin Quinn comes a arguable and laugh-out-loud research into cultural and ethnic stereotypes.

Colin Quinn has spotted a development in the course of his many years at the road-that Americans' expanding political correctness and sensitivity have compelled us to tiptoe round the topics of race and ethnicity altogether. Colin desires to be aware of: What are all of us so frightened of? each ethnic workforce has variations, every body brings whatever varied to the desk, and this variety may be celebrated, now not denied. So why has acknowledging those cultural variations develop into so taboo?

In THE COLORING ebook, Colin, a local New Yorker, tackles this factor head-on whereas taking us on a visit during the insane melting pot of Nineteen Seventies Brooklyn, the various, many dive bars of Eighties long island, the comedy scene of the Nineteen Nineties, and post-9/11 the USA. He mixes his highly candid and hilarious own reports with no-holds-barred observations to definitively come to a decision, not less than in his personal brain, which stereotypes are humorous, which stereotypes are in accordance with truths, that have turn into completely distorted over the years, and that are really offensive to every workforce, and why.

As it pokes holes within the tapestry of worry that has overtaken discussions approximately race, THE COLORING booklet serves as an antidote to our paralysis in terms of giggling at ourselves . . . and others.

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Accessed 17 Feb 2015. Fekete, L. (2008). Integration, Islamophobia and civil rights in Europe. London: Institute of Race Relations. Geller, P. (2010, May 6). Monster mosque pushes ahead in shadow of World Trade Center Islamic death and destruction. Atlas Shrugs. gl/1zWZ0u. Accessed 26 Feb 2015. , & Gabriel G. (2013). Common heritage, uncommon fear: Islamophobia in the United States and British India, 1687–1947. In C. W. ), Islamophobia in America: The anatomy of intolerance (pp. ). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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The wider phenomenon of Islamophobia includes the prejudiced perception that Islam has no values in common with other cultures, is inferior to the West, and is a violent political ideology rather than a religion as such. In most western societies there was evidence of an increase in Islamophobia as a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks, or simply in response to the increased presence of Muslims in the Western world (Vertovec 2002). Since then Muslims all over Europe have been suffering from a growing degree of discrimination, whether perceived or real, as well as being the targets of insult, even violence.

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