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Description - He Talk Like a White Boy by Joseph C Phillips

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 todays 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 ones choice of words.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780762435562
ISBN-10: 0762435569
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joseph C Phillips

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.