A hilarious satire about what really went down when a famous coffee house closed its doors for racial-bias training--and one man's campaign to set things right once and for all. (Written under my nom de plume to protect the unprotected.)
When two men got arrested in Philadelphia for the high crime of waiting in a coffee shop with black skin, it was time for a change. But the change the company had in mind didn’t go quite far enough.
Right then and there, I knew the training was about to get deep. This was not going to be the truckload I usually hear at these things."
"And then it started getting complicated for me. Dude loved his mother, and his mother loved him. But she was old school racist from way back. And I started to see how Sam Rockwell got infected with all her messed-up ideas because she fed them to him along with her love. The way my own mother used to mix honey with castor oil. So of course that sucker was messed up. Look what he came from. Dude grew up sucking on a tit that had poison in it."
Introducing BLACK BUCKS COFFEE—The Woke Place for Woke People.
"Ripped from the pages of today’s headlines—but a lot more honest".
—Anthony Conway, Dallas Evening Star
"Not since the White House Correspondents Dinner have I seen a roast like this."
--Kate Malinowski, New York Times
"If you’re not already woke, this will certainly do the trick. I couldn’t tell whether to LOL or SMH. This story was a blast from beginning to end."
—Simone Chandler, New York Daily Record
"Caution—may not be suitable for work or for company HR departments. For everyone else Black Bucks Coffee is a scream."
—Phil Dewhurst, Miami Enquirer
"Just when you thought it was safe to go back to calling the cops on African Americans for the high crime of being both black and American, along comes Black Bucks Coffee with the brew that is true. I loved it so much, I’m giving to everyone I know for Christmas.
—MaryAnne Parsons, Washington Chronicle
"Yes, but what about the rest of America, writes the narrator of the scathingly truthful 'Black Bucks Coffee.' If you find it offensive, maybe you’re just not woke yet. In which case this brew is definitely not for you."
—Don Batchelder, Philadelphia Evening Post
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I'm a storyteller whose background includes talk radio, newspapers and TV news. I've hosted a morning-drive classical music program on the California coast and published nationally in Reader's Digest, the Christian Science Monitor, and Playboy. I've won awards for my journalism and my fiction. One of my essays even made it into an anthology for college English courses. For real? Yes, for real.
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