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Stop Being Niggardly: And Nine Other Things…
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Stop Being Niggardly: And Nine Other Things Black People Need to Stop…

by Karen Hunter

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This book was a schizophrenic miasma of capitalism, race pride, and religiosity. I do not know how this author maintained a career in writing for so long because her prose is subpar. She makes wild proclamations such as believing that “Blackness” carries special power, considers all Hispanics and Latinos as Black, stating that Brazilian football legend Pelé spoke Spanish, and extolling that one of best things about America is that it is a capitalist society...not to mention that she also believes there is a Black America (community), that Black people need Black leaders, and Black people are not individuals, but are representatives of the entire Black race.Her anecdotes about being niggardly—stingy fell short because they illustrated, ironically, some of the reasons why one should not to extend themselves financially to help others. Overall, her authority is questioned in writing this book because she speaks of a “reading diet”, as in what you read you become, and if this is the case she is a brazen hypocrite having help produce [b:Confessions of a Video Vixen|87526|Confessions of a Video Vixen|Karrine Steffans|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1171104129s/87526.jpg|84491], [b:On the Down Low: A Journey into the Lives of 'Straight' Black Men Who Sleep with Men|282562|On the Down Low A Journey into the Lives of 'Straight' Black Men Who Sleep with Men|J.L. King|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1173397904s/282562.jpg|274113], and [b:Pimpology: The 48 Laws of the Game|726541|Pimpology The 48 Laws of the Game|Pimpin' Ken|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1177696549s/726541.jpg|712754]. With her muddled musings throughout this book, it’s hard for me to believe her claim of being a “race woman” having co-authored so many other books that goes against her thesis. ( )
  leavingsamsara | Dec 3, 2010 |
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