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Post-Soul SatireBlack Identity after Civil Rights$
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Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781617039973

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.001.0001

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“It’s a Black Thang Maybe”: Satirical Blackness in Percival Everett’s Erasure and Adam Mansbach’s Angry Black White Boy

“It’s a Black Thang Maybe”: Satirical Blackness in Percival Everett’s Erasure and Adam Mansbach’s Angry Black White Boy

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(p.162) “It’s a Black Thang Maybe”: Satirical Blackness in Percival Everett’s Erasure and Adam Mansbach’s Angry Black White Boy
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Post-Soul Satire
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Danielle Fuentes Morgan

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0012

This chapter explores the representations of black masculinity in two novels, Percival Everett’s Erasure and Adam Mansbach’s Angry Black White Boy. By reading these particular texts side by side, this chapter demonstrates that even in the absence of signifiers, the stereotype of the black male criminal is pervasive. Similarly, this chapter explores how Mansbach makes whiteness visible, highlighting its attendant racialization and unspoken privilege.

Keywords:   Percival Everett, Adam Mansbach, Masculinity, Whiteness, Racialization

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