By Patrice Evans
Patrice Evans is The Assimilated Negro, a hyperobservant, savagely pop-savvy instigator bent on pranking the crap out of our sleek racial discourse. because the debut of his renowned “Ghetto move” column for Gawker.com, Evans has been the infrequent voice able to chatting with junkies for either White citadel and Colson Whitehead with equivalent perception and aplomb. His first booklet, Negropedia, is a wide-ranging, deeply idiosyncratic journey during the difficult racial panorama of the Obama period, geared toward pop-culture shoppers on the intersecting fan bases of South Park and Chappelle’s Show, Scott Pilgrim and The Boondocks.
no matter if deconstructing Lil Wayne’s “no homo hypocrisy,” outlining the all-important Clair Huxtable code for locating a mate, or assessing Susan Sontag’s road cred, Evans offers a move of bold outsider anthropology.
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