So comedian Brian Copeland, the author of Not A Genuine Black Man (Hyperion), has decided to school the reading public in his book, which is subtitled: Or, How I Claimed My Piece of Ground In The Lily-White Suburbs.
Copeland says the alienation and harassment often suffered by anyone who doesnt fit can lead to depression, but many in the African-American community never openly admit it certainly not in the honest yet hilarious way his memoirs do.
Now, Copeland says professionals, peers and fans are thanking him profusely for sharing his story and give him surprising feedback of their own.
In his words, The therapy crowd tells me the book can really help white therapists understand what it is to be a black child and face racism and what it does to someone, how it affects so much of their life.
He adds: And one woman told me she never had the courage to seek help for her suicidal urges before, but that she was going to call someone right away.
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