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In this follow-up to his “hilarious yet soul-shaking” (Black Enterprise) New York Times bestseller How Not to Get Shot, comedy legend D. L. Hughley offers satirical terms for a peace treaty between white America and the rest of humanity. For more than four hundred years, white America has been safely a majority and has used that power to f*ck with blacks, Hispanics, Asians, In this follow-up to his “hilarious yet soul-shaking” (Black Enterprise) New York Times bestseller How Not to Get Shot, comedy legend D. L. Hughley offers satirical terms for a peace treaty between white America and the rest of humanity. For more than four hundred years, white America has been safely a majority and has used that power to f*ck with blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans. Now, however, the demographic tide has turned—and a reckoning is coming. On the eve of America becoming a majority-minority nation, D. L. Hughley advises, “Surrender, White People!” and offers his terms for reparations and reconciliation in this edgy book infused with his trademark blend of humor and cutting social commentary. As Hughley explains, whites better make their peace with their black and brown brothers while the getting's still good. There's a lot to answer for: the United States has subjugated African-Americans and other ethnic minorities since its founding—from slavery to Jim Crow to modern police brutality. Under the terms of Hughley’s satirical agreement, white people will stop having their police officers kill young black men, stop poisoning the water, stop appropriating black culture, stop trying to prevent black people from voting, and more. . . . In exchange, black people will talk some sense into Kanye. And they shall keep their opinions of white people's dance moves to themselves. Surrender, White People! includes 25 black-and-white illustrations.


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In this follow-up to his “hilarious yet soul-shaking” (Black Enterprise) New York Times bestseller How Not to Get Shot, comedy legend D. L. Hughley offers satirical terms for a peace treaty between white America and the rest of humanity. For more than four hundred years, white America has been safely a majority and has used that power to f*ck with blacks, Hispanics, Asians, In this follow-up to his “hilarious yet soul-shaking” (Black Enterprise) New York Times bestseller How Not to Get Shot, comedy legend D. L. Hughley offers satirical terms for a peace treaty between white America and the rest of humanity. For more than four hundred years, white America has been safely a majority and has used that power to f*ck with blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans. Now, however, the demographic tide has turned—and a reckoning is coming. On the eve of America becoming a majority-minority nation, D. L. Hughley advises, “Surrender, White People!” and offers his terms for reparations and reconciliation in this edgy book infused with his trademark blend of humor and cutting social commentary. As Hughley explains, whites better make their peace with their black and brown brothers while the getting's still good. There's a lot to answer for: the United States has subjugated African-Americans and other ethnic minorities since its founding—from slavery to Jim Crow to modern police brutality. Under the terms of Hughley’s satirical agreement, white people will stop having their police officers kill young black men, stop poisoning the water, stop appropriating black culture, stop trying to prevent black people from voting, and more. . . . In exchange, black people will talk some sense into Kanye. And they shall keep their opinions of white people's dance moves to themselves. Surrender, White People! includes 25 black-and-white illustrations.

30 review for Surrender, White People!: Our Unconditional Terms for Peace

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bookishrealm

    And interesting and funny perspective! This is definitely more along the lines of 3.5 stars Earlier this year I picked up D.L. Hughley's book How Not To Get Shot which I found so funny and insightful to the experiences that I had with White people attempting to address my Black experience in America. When I found out that he had another book coming out this year I knew that I had to check it out as well. Please note that D.L. Hughley is a comedian. His take on a lot of issues can be "raw" in term And interesting and funny perspective! This is definitely more along the lines of 3.5 stars Earlier this year I picked up D.L. Hughley's book How Not To Get Shot which I found so funny and insightful to the experiences that I had with White people attempting to address my Black experience in America. When I found out that he had another book coming out this year I knew that I had to check it out as well. Please note that D.L. Hughley is a comedian. His take on a lot of issues can be "raw" in terms of language and it isn't for everyone. While his other book focused on reversing the misconceptions of the Black experience, Surrender, White People! is more focused on discussions regarding reparations and how the US can do better in creating equal opportunity for all Black and Brown minorities. A lot of the topics that D.L. Hughley comments are topics that are worth discussing; however, the modern situations that he discusses definitely feel a little dated. In this context "dated" doesn't mean that they aren't worth discussion, but that Hughley doesn't necessarily bring any new ideas to the table. It is clear that this book was written prior to the events of 2020 when these topics wouldn't have been discussed as adamantly. Now that there is a lot of discussion surrounding them, I think that it unintentionally harms his insight. This doesn't take away from his creativity. I enjoyed the way that Hughley translates the idea of reparations into a "constitution" of sorts. The humor with which he discusses the topics is always well worth listening to especially when he specifically discusses members of Congress like Mitch McConnell. I think he covers a wide variety of topics which is good for any listener; however, one topic that he touched on that I don't hear enough people talk about is food access. I think that it's easy to focus on topics related to discriminatory behavior like voter suppression, lack of job equity, educational equity, etc BUT let me tell you the lack of access to fresh food is such a HUGE problem. There are so many complaints about how Black people are the burden of the health care system, but no one seems to equivalate that to the lack of access to fresh food. It also must be noted that the Black community doesn't have the best relationship with the health care system after spending so much time being experimented on and deemed unworthy of sufficient health care access. This section really resonated with me and definitely was the best part of the book. One of my favorite parts of anything that Hughley writes is his sense of creativity. I think that he presents current social commentary is a humorous way that is unlike a lot of non-fiction books. I've seen other reviews of his books where individuals have stated that they do not feel as though anything that he is discussing is funny; however, it is important to recognize the saying "sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying." These topics aren't funny and they are things that need to be continuously brought to the forefront of national conversations; however, if you are Black or Brown and you experience these things continuously sometimes the best remedy is to laugh that way you don't cry from the pain. Overall, I think that this was a solid book. I definitely enjoyed his other one better, but it still made me laugh out loud and appreciate his discussion of so many important topics.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Erikka

    He's done it again, folks. "How Not to Get Shot" was one of the most necessary but hard-to-handle books I've ever read. I don't think I was emotionally prepared for what that book had to say, even though I knew what it was going to say. It's just a lot to digest. While that book was a satire of an instruction manual, this one is a satire of a treaty that is, similarly, a mix of hilarious humor and spirit-breaking truths. While the first book focused mostly on our broken criminal justice system, He's done it again, folks. "How Not to Get Shot" was one of the most necessary but hard-to-handle books I've ever read. I don't think I was emotionally prepared for what that book had to say, even though I knew what it was going to say. It's just a lot to digest. While that book was a satire of an instruction manual, this one is a satire of a treaty that is, similarly, a mix of hilarious humor and spirit-breaking truths. While the first book focused mostly on our broken criminal justice system, this one is less focused and deals more with every day in which our country screws over Black people. It was equally hard to read, but about very different topics. I think this book would scare off some readers, and I'd like to taken this moment to address those specific people. No one is telling you you should be ashamed to be white. No one is judging you for being white. What this book and others like it are trying to tell you is that, in being white, you have unearned privilege that makes this world easier for you. It is an undeniable privilege that you can channel into making positive changes for people who do not have that privilege. I am white. I am not ashamed of my skin color. But I am extremely ashamed of the things people my color have done, throughout history and today, that make life unfair, unequal, or dangerous for people who don't have my skin color. What things, you may ask? First, let me finish this dramatic eyeroll that you are that unobservant, and then let me give you this book. Hughley answers the question much more eloquently than I ever could.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Robyn

    WOW, an eye-opener on the issues of race in America. Hughley's humor makes it easier to see the issues.... although he can keep Kimmie's hubby... and in fact, he can keep Kimmie as well. Delivered with tongue in cheek, if only the surrender was quite that easy. While it seems we all pay lip service to how NOT racist we are.... it really depends on whose's point of view we use. 5 stars Happy Reading!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Rosann

    Wowp, talk about topical! Or rather, these are things that people of color have been justifiably screaming about forever. D.L. Hughley challenges all readers in both serious and comic tones to really see the world, surrender those misconceptions and be a little uncomfortable. Plus, it is a good read, entertaining, and engaging.

  5. 4 out of 5

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  6. 5 out of 5

    Scott Rhee

    White people have literally gone batshit crazy in this country. Granted, it’s not completely their fault. Part of it is genetics: white people have simply evolved to think that they are entitled to everything, from better housing to better education to better jobs. Part of it is their history: Few non-white cultures have stood up to their craziness and told them “no”. The few that have tried tend to be branded as “enemies” or “terrorists” or “those people” and subjugated or slaughtered. White pe White people have literally gone batshit crazy in this country. Granted, it’s not completely their fault. Part of it is genetics: white people have simply evolved to think that they are entitled to everything, from better housing to better education to better jobs. Part of it is their history: Few non-white cultures have stood up to their craziness and told them “no”. The few that have tried tend to be branded as “enemies” or “terrorists” or “those people” and subjugated or slaughtered. White people call this patriotism. But there will be a day that white people get their comeuppance, and I hope that the revolution will be led by D.L. Hughley. In his book “Surrender, White People!”, Hughley humorously articulates a peace treaty putting an end to the 400 years of war waged on black people. Yes, it’s funny, but don’t be fooled: Hughley is making some seriously unfunny social commentary in this book. Take, for example, history textbooks. One would think, after reading a standard curriculum high school textbook, that slavery was just a minor embarrassment to white people, rather than the horrific and vile institution that it was. There are ignorant people, still, who think that black slaves were treated decently. After all, they were given jobs, beds, and food on the table. What could they possibly have to complain about? According to Bill O’Reilly, not much: (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/28/bu...) There is also a tendency to whitewash (pun intended) the reasons for the American Civil War. As Hughley points out, most textbooks say that it was due to state’s rights. What often gets forgotten or never mentioned is that it was primarily the state’s rights to profit off of slavery. (https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/...) There is also a slew of major historical events in which crazy-ass white people just went completely medieval on black people’s asses. Ever hear of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre? I hadn’t, until I read about it in this book. Most people, for decades, until recent historians started digging into the past, hadn’t either, as the white community kept a tight lid on it for years. (https://www.history.com/topics/roarin...) Hughley’s book is full of this eye-opening stuff. In between the laughs, he is trying to make a very serious point, one that is only now, in 2020, finally being addressed seriously. Except, of course, by our idiotic rancid mango-and-cat-semen jello mold of a president. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politi...)

  7. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Personally, I loved this book. Hughley does a fantastic job incorporating history, current politics, and humor into this thought provoking "treaty". The only stumbling block I hit was in the realization that no one that doesn't already agree with the premise of systemic racism in the US both in the past and currently will ever pick up this book. I learned more devastating truths about racism and this book is continuing the conversations I am having and still need to start. All that to say, if yo Personally, I loved this book. Hughley does a fantastic job incorporating history, current politics, and humor into this thought provoking "treaty". The only stumbling block I hit was in the realization that no one that doesn't already agree with the premise of systemic racism in the US both in the past and currently will ever pick up this book. I learned more devastating truths about racism and this book is continuing the conversations I am having and still need to start. All that to say, if you're ready to recognize and adjust based on new information this book is a great starting point. Also, points for laughter, DL Hughley does not disappoint!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lesley

    This satire of a treaty paints a funny yet stark picture of our country and all us giant assholes that live in it. Hilarious, depressing and written in a way that any ol racist should immediately change their minds if you could just get them to read it.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Steve Sarner

    Hilarious, horrific, humbling. The book’s description says it will “stare history in the face and hilariously hold America accountable to its wrongs” and it delivers. Along with a lot of laughs, there’s a lot of eye opening history, ideas and points of views throughout. Points of views I have never truly considered and a boatload of history I never knew of as well. Some of it very difficult to read. Also,throughout the book is the idea of reparations. Reparations is a “(fill in with a word of your Hilarious, horrific, humbling. The book’s description says it will “stare history in the face and hilariously hold America accountable to its wrongs” and it delivers. Along with a lot of laughs, there’s a lot of eye opening history, ideas and points of views throughout. Points of views I have never truly considered and a boatload of history I never knew of as well. Some of it very difficult to read. Also,throughout the book is the idea of reparations. Reparations is a “(fill in with a word of your choice )” topic for many. I knew a little about the subject but, D.L. Hughley allowed me to uncover just how little. Thought provoking is an understatement and I have a much deeper appreciation for reparations having read this book. Mr. Hughley, I surrender. And I look forward to sending copies of your book to some people that will enjoy it and frankly, in some cases, need it. Thank you for an excellent read and the perspective.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Dana

    I could write two reviews that would look like I'm reviewing two entirely different books. It is an easy read that moves along effortlessly. It is also funny. Yet, it is dead serious and sprinkled with history and important questions. That is the brilliance of DL Hughleys Surrender White People. He is readable, user-friendly, humorous, reflective, and spot on. Kind of like that favorite teacher that we all remember who was fun and engaging to the point where you didn't even realize you were lear I could write two reviews that would look like I'm reviewing two entirely different books. It is an easy read that moves along effortlessly. It is also funny. Yet, it is dead serious and sprinkled with history and important questions. That is the brilliance of DL Hughleys Surrender White People. He is readable, user-friendly, humorous, reflective, and spot on. Kind of like that favorite teacher that we all remember who was fun and engaging to the point where you didn't even realize you were learning, questioning, and growing. But you were. And you are in reading Hughley's new book. The take away that I love the most (and that I include here to remind myself) is that asking white people to surrender may sound militant and scary, but if you unpack it, it makes a simple, reasonable request. It asks white people to surrender their perceived supremacy and share the good that is supposed to be available to all of us. That's it. Admit that supremacy is simply bullshit and let's all play on the same field. Not so militant or radical, right?

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kelie Killu

    Easy read. DL is a genius! He took a serious subject and dropped it right in our laps with great seriousness, realistic solutions and a twist of humor to keep the reader interested because why not? He is a funny man but never too funny to tackle the hard topics of the world. I listened to the audiobook and I am positive that hearing the infliction of his voice made this that much more enjoyable. Thank you DL. You covered so much in a short amount of time/pages so there’s no excuse to “not have t Easy read. DL is a genius! He took a serious subject and dropped it right in our laps with great seriousness, realistic solutions and a twist of humor to keep the reader interested because why not? He is a funny man but never too funny to tackle the hard topics of the world. I listened to the audiobook and I am positive that hearing the infliction of his voice made this that much more enjoyable. Thank you DL. You covered so much in a short amount of time/pages so there’s no excuse to “not have time” to read this!!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rory

    Engaging and eye-opening and outrageous, clued me in to so much I didn’t know and never knew to question (the GI Bill, real estate, on and on). Also: funny lovable voice/storyteller.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Brittany

    I wanted to love this more than I did. There were some good moments where I laughed out loud but, on the whole, this books hits very differently than How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People. The premise is that DL Hughley is drafting a treaty for all white people in the USA to sign. The aim is to hold white people accountable for their wrongdoings, particularly since they're soon to be a minority in the US. I'm all about the idea. He's not wrong about statues, holidays, and many I wanted to love this more than I did. There were some good moments where I laughed out loud but, on the whole, this books hits very differently than How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People. The premise is that DL Hughley is drafting a treaty for all white people in the USA to sign. The aim is to hold white people accountable for their wrongdoings, particularly since they're soon to be a minority in the US. I'm all about the idea. He's not wrong about statues, holidays, and many other things. But, at times, his points are a little too obscure/unnecessary, probably because of the strong satirical perspective he brings to it all. Thbut this somehow isn't as laugh out loud funny as the previous book. 3.5* rounded up.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lekeisha The Booknerd

    Necessary reading, people. I don't care what demographic you represent, read this damn book. Full RTC!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rose Hallarn

    Yes, you must read it. And then surrender. You are about to learn some history that was left out of our textbooks.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rasheed Abdullah

    This book was such a breath of fresh air. I say that for two reasons: 1.) The book was an easy read 2.) I hadn’t read a book I thoroughly enjoyed in over a year D.L. Hughley stepped up his game since “How Not To Get Shot” which was published in 2018 (I believe). I liked that book, but this book is better. “Surrender, White People!” is similar to Hughley’s previous book in its size, page count, thickness, and even writing style. D.L. writes in a no-frills manner that is easily understood--even if th This book was such a breath of fresh air. I say that for two reasons: 1.) The book was an easy read 2.) I hadn’t read a book I thoroughly enjoyed in over a year D.L. Hughley stepped up his game since “How Not To Get Shot” which was published in 2018 (I believe). I liked that book, but this book is better. “Surrender, White People!” is similar to Hughley’s previous book in its size, page count, thickness, and even writing style. D.L. writes in a no-frills manner that is easily understood--even if there is some foul language. Both books are relevant to the times, yet “Surrender” seems to be even more pertinent, insightful, and what’s more, it is funnier. But the real key to get the full satisfaction and enjoyment from the book is to read it in Hughley’s voice. I don’t mean read out loud impersonating D.L. Hughley, that may be too hard to do. I mean replace the voice in your head with his voice; it makes the book so much more enjoyable. Be warned, for those of you not familiar with D.L. Hughley, it does have foul language as I mentioned before. For anyone who has ever heard him do stand-up then you already know what you’re getting. For those of you who have virgin ears (or eyes in this case), or are not familiar with D.L. Hughley, then there are bad words used. I, for one, am not going to let some cuss words prevent me from having a good time.

  17. 4 out of 5

    MaxyBoy

    At no time in the history has one race spent so much time and treasure and spilt so much blood trying to uplift another race. The white race has thrown out all the stops in trying to civilise the black race and youse niggers are even too low IQ to see that. You have two futures ahead of you...,1. You really really upset whitey and force a race war where whiteys superior IQ and organisational ability gets you slaughtered. 2. Whitey gets bred out/ dies off and youse niggers get slaughtered by ever At no time in the history has one race spent so much time and treasure and spilt so much blood trying to uplift another race. The white race has thrown out all the stops in trying to civilise the black race and youse niggers are even too low IQ to see that. You have two futures ahead of you...,1. You really really upset whitey and force a race war where whiteys superior IQ and organisational ability gets you slaughtered. 2. Whitey gets bred out/ dies off and youse niggers get slaughtered by every sub race that you encounter...Koreans , Vietnamese , Chinese, Hispanics etc. These races stand their ground. No moving house to get away from uppity, violent gang banging blacks. Youse niggas will go the same way as whitey. Youse is so dumb. If youse was cleverer than an 80 IQ, you would thank every whitey that you meet for allowing your dumb nigger ass to live in our modern technological society where youse niggers can be obese. Not like starving back in your African shit hole. Don't youse blacks ever forget that you are the descendants conquered tribes. Without the ships to take your ancestors to the New World, your ancestors would have been killed and eaten. A CONQUERED PEOPLE HAVE NO RIGHTS. YO' NIGGERS ARE DESCENDENTS OF A CONQUERED PEOPLE THEREFORE YOUSE HAVE NO RIGHTS IN PRESENT DAY AMERICA.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lyndsey thelittlereadingmermaid

    Holy crap. This is going down in my list of "must read" books to recommend to people. I loved it that much. Can I just say that I wish DL Hughley had written MY history books I read in school? Because I swear, there was so much history in this book that I am 99% sure I did not learn in school. Important history. History that definitely made me ball up my fists, my eyes well up, and (as if I needed any more reasons) to continue on fighting for Black Lives to Matter. It educated me so much, but with Holy crap. This is going down in my list of "must read" books to recommend to people. I loved it that much. Can I just say that I wish DL Hughley had written MY history books I read in school? Because I swear, there was so much history in this book that I am 99% sure I did not learn in school. Important history. History that definitely made me ball up my fists, my eyes well up, and (as if I needed any more reasons) to continue on fighting for Black Lives to Matter. It educated me so much, but with its healthy doses of smack you in your face reality, it also had quite a bit of laugh out loud in there. I think that made it easier to read (for me, at least), and really helped it sink into my brain. Especially the historical aspects. So many names were mentioned in this book that I had never heard about, because the media didn't care to put those names out there- which is INFURIATING. It talked a lot about our current POTUS and the tearing down of statues that are just plain ignorant and don't have a relevant place in our society. They never really did, but now is as good a time as ever to TEAR EM DOWN. All they do is stand as a constant reminder that Black lives didn't matter back then, and they still don't today. I LOVED all the Mitch McConnell jabs, because they're 100% valid and my views definitely align with the author's. If you're a Trump loving Republican/Conservative...I encourage you to read this book RIGHT FUCKIN NOW. I truly hope it helps you open your eyes to the racism that exists today, and what we're actively NOT doing as a society to help end it. I hope it encourages you to change, and in turn help encourage others to do the very same.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Jareczek

    🖊🖊🖊🖊 (four stars, as rated in pens for signing peace treaties) D.L. Hughley cracks me up. As with his last book, How Not To Get Shot (And Other Advice From White People), I am blown away at the amount of research and history that goes into his writing. I found myself regularly pausing his narration (I try to listen to almost anything that is narrated by the author. Especially nonfic) so as to do my own research on events I'd never even heard about. This book is obviously a somewhat satirical take 🖊🖊🖊🖊 (four stars, as rated in pens for signing peace treaties) D.L. Hughley cracks me up. As with his last book, How Not To Get Shot (And Other Advice From White People), I am blown away at the amount of research and history that goes into his writing. I found myself regularly pausing his narration (I try to listen to almost anything that is narrated by the author. Especially nonfic) so as to do my own research on events I'd never even heard about. This book is obviously a somewhat satirical take on what the road to equality might look like. But the sentiments never felt needlessly mean-spirited which is, frankly, remarkable. It also must be noted that this book was set to be published PRIOR to the murder of George Floyd and the events that followed. But even AFTER said events, this book rings as true as ever. America (and the western world, as a whole) has so much work to do. And to abide by the "terms" in this book is far less crazy than doing nothing at all. Content Warnings: police brutality, systemic racism, racial slurs, racial violence, hate speech, stories and histories of enslaved peoples, genocide

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Hager

    This is a hard book to recommend. As you'd imagine from DL Hughley, it's really funny and there are a lot of parts where I literally laughed out loud. And then there are parts that just as literally took my breath away. I'd never heard of Henry Smith (a Black man who was brutally murdered by a lynch mob) and it's the worst thing I've ever read. It's a very effective tactic, because the humor drew me in and then there are parts that just felt like an assault. And it's good. It should. We should f This is a hard book to recommend. As you'd imagine from DL Hughley, it's really funny and there are a lot of parts where I literally laughed out loud. And then there are parts that just as literally took my breath away. I'd never heard of Henry Smith (a Black man who was brutally murdered by a lynch mob) and it's the worst thing I've ever read. It's a very effective tactic, because the humor drew me in and then there are parts that just felt like an assault. And it's good. It should. We should feel shock and horror when we read about lynchings. I think a lot of times it's sort of sanitized and glossed over, but there is nothing at all here that should be couched in polite terms. It's a legacy of brutality and should be treated as such. This book is both incredibly easy to read and incredibly hard to read. Maybe proceed with caution but definitely proceed. Highly recommended.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sabrina

    I rated the book 4 stars due to relevance. I love D.L. Hughley as a comedian and actor so I purchased based on that alone. This is the first book I've read of his and it was interesting. My first impression was corny, soft-pedaled satire. After listening to it, and taking note of the audience, I see why it was soft-pedaled. Despite that, the information was good and the message was brought across very well. I would recommend this book as straight satire with a chaser of reality mixed in.

  22. 5 out of 5

    sean kelley

    Excellent, spot on, smart and funny. Comprehensive overview of blacks in American history, government policy and culture. Uses rich factual detail with clean lines of argumentation, common sense, logic and humor! As someone with history degrees and worked in various agencies in government this is a great book for looking for an engaging way to understand 400 years of complicated African American history. (If you are OK with a little bit of slang and ocasional cuss words) If I was teaching, I wou Excellent, spot on, smart and funny. Comprehensive overview of blacks in American history, government policy and culture. Uses rich factual detail with clean lines of argumentation, common sense, logic and humor! As someone with history degrees and worked in various agencies in government this is a great book for looking for an engaging way to understand 400 years of complicated African American history. (If you are OK with a little bit of slang and ocasional cuss words) If I was teaching, I would assign this book!

  23. 4 out of 5

    cathy patterson

    Review of Surrender White People I gave this book five stars because D.L. Hughley took a passionate subject an made it informative all the while injecting absurdity to lighten the reading. This book was easy to read all the while bringing to the forefront, years of prejudice and discriminatory practices that must be ended. I am trying to listen, to learn and to become more aware, hopefully being part of change.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Angel

    This book is Hughley's plan to get some racial peace and reconciliation in the U.S. Though getting white people to surrender their unjust privilege and "delusions of supremacy," he perseveres and presents a peace treaty on how it can be done. He combines a serious look at history, including a lot of history that does not make in the mainstream textbooks, and evidence with humor. Like his previous book, an easy and accessible read. Well worth reading. (Full review on my blog later)

  25. 4 out of 5

    Holly

    I just finished this 4 star book, my second read, by DL Hughley, the comedian and author, and will be purchasing it, I liked it that much. As with his other book, I found this to be a fast read and easy to read a section at a time. He writes with great wit and sarcasm so if you are looking for a bit of a lighter book that will still enlighten you on many topics related to white supremacy, this is for you. Even though I would consider myself fairly well read on this topic, I learned many new thin I just finished this 4 star book, my second read, by DL Hughley, the comedian and author, and will be purchasing it, I liked it that much. As with his other book, I found this to be a fast read and easy to read a section at a time. He writes with great wit and sarcasm so if you are looking for a bit of a lighter book that will still enlighten you on many topics related to white supremacy, this is for you. Even though I would consider myself fairly well read on this topic, I learned many new things as I read. He writes intelligently while being sarcastic. If you don’t think you can handle some language, this book is not for you. I think this would appeal to all ages but especially to young adults. His other book that I read and own is How Not to Get Shot, which I also bought for the young men in my life.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Don Watkins

    This is one of the best books I've read on the history of racism in America. Much of the factual data presented in the book was news to me and my undergraduate major was American History. DL Hughley is intersperses enough comedy to make this an easy book to read. He covers a difficult topic masterfully. i highly recommend this book.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    White People who want to allies but are uncomfortable with the weight of systemic racism can start with this book. D.L. Hughley addresses real issues and history with enough humor to make the reality go down more easily. It’s not a substitute for other books or real-with rod actions but it’s a good place to start.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kristal Renee Jones

    Wonderful Read! D. L. Hughley has done it again by offering up his unique and funny spin to race relations in America. He brings wisdom, knowledge and facts to the masses to let us see how to bring Black and white Americans together. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading his next book.

  29. 5 out of 5

    MaryAnn

    Probably one of the best books I have ever read on the subject of racism and reparation. Mr. Hughley has managed to educate, inform, entertain and enlighten in one piece of work. I think it should be required reading for all white people. Especially those who believe they hold no responsibility for the state of racism today nor owe any reparation for sins of the past.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tara

    Easy read, lots of history. Definitely written more like a conversation and non-linear. This was a little frustrating for me as I felt at times the opportunity to make a great point was lost in a confused narrative. Easily accessible for those who want to understand more about race, but aren’t ready to do the heavy lifting required by some titles.

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