An Essay On Niggers and Squirrels [NOOK Book]

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An essay on the relationship between African American males and law enforcement, including insights on Rodney King, OJ Simpson and personal experiences of the author. An appeal to correct systemic wrongs and forge a new future.
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Overview

An essay on the relationship between African American males and law enforcement, including insights on Rodney King, OJ Simpson and personal experiences of the author. An appeal to correct systemic wrongs and forge a new future.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000894460
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • Publication date: 4/26/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 233,762
  • File size: 111 KB

Meet the Author


MARCUS MCGEE


Curriculum Vitae


Birth dateAugust 8, 1960, Casablanca Morocco


Locale


1960 – 1964Casablanca, Morocco


1964 – 1967Madrid, Spain


1967 – 1969Omaha, Nebraska


1969 – 1984Sacramento, California


Valley High School


(Speech, Debate, Languages, Music)


California State University, Sacramento


(Communication Studies major, French Language & Theatre Arts minors)


1984 - presentSacramento, CA and Los Angeles, CA


Writing/Production History


1982Three plays: Solomon and Constance, Michael Angelo, Stevie: The Eighth Wonder of the World


1983Produced and directed Stevie at Sierra II Theatre, Sacramento, July; wrote stage play Table 21


Wrote No More Cheesecake!; began first novel


1985Completed novel Deus Ex Machina, completed two plays: Caesar and Kidstuff


1986Wrote stage play Dream and one-act Fashion


1987Adapted Dream as screenplay; Piss Only on the Porcelain, short stories Till Death Do Us Part, Mr. Peacock, Anthropophagi


1988Wrote The Love Tragedies and Remember


1990Produced, directed and starred in No More Cheesecake! at the Sacramento Community Center Theatre, March; began Willie Brown biography


1994Wrote Mommy! There’s A Little Boy Under My Bed!


1996Completed Willie: The Man, The Myth & The Era; wrote short stories


1998Founded Pegasus Books; Published An Essay: On Niggers and Squirrels; began writing legal novel; wrote Black Bertha


1999Published short story collection: Four Stories; finished novel; wrote Apology


2000Published novel Legal Thriller; Published An Essay: On The Execution of Timothy McVeigh


2001Published short story collection: Synchronicity; began new novel


2002Published thriller The Last Year


2003Researched and developed Griot film project


2004Completed short story collection: The Silk Noose; began sequel to Legal Thriller


2005-06 Published The Silk Noose; researched and


developed thriller Viral Vector; continued


writing Murder From the Grave


2007-08 Completed Murder From the Grave; began writing ViralVector; founded Parnassus Press Partnership Publishing


2009-10: Published Murder From the Grave; published Shadow In The Sky, published Moment of Truth, published Mommy, There’s A Little Boy Under My Bed! completed Viral Vector; began work on An Old Negro Spiritual and An Essay On What They’ve Called Us; Borders Book tour of the Northwest – Murder From The Grave a bestseller for region in Q4 2010


2011Wrote and published How To Eat An Elephant and Two Matadors; converted all books to eBooks; greater emphasis on publishing new writers


Personal:Single father raising two children; son Mark, 21 and daughter Natsumi, 14; fourth of seven


children: four brothers and two sisters


Extras: Fluent in French, competent at Latin and


Spanish; accomplished at saxophone and other


woodwinds; strong science, math, history,


political science and religions background


Hobbies: Reading history and philosophy; theatrical


production; music and movies


Passions: Writing, research, stories, wine, art,


Odd Fact: Marcus managed an upscale/political/lobbyist hangout Chinese restaurant called Frank Fat’s, one block from the California State Capitol, for fourteen years.


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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Don't judge a book by it's cover...or title.

    The people who have given this essay one star have not read it. It is written by a black man and describes his experiences and thoughts on the relationship between blacks and the white society. Give it a read.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

    Solid read

    Any educated person should not be shocked by anything in this essay. Good read.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    This book is an essay about one man's experience with law enforcement and the world in which he lives. This essay is very disturbing in some areas however, it is very insightful and a very good read. Highly recommended!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    Your (understandable) offense to the title is the REASON you need to read this, & pass it on!

    Come, now. Let us reason together, you and I. This man's voice is not the "voice of a racist", nor are these words "garbage". Rather, these words (piercing, though they are) are an inconvenient truth that must not be ignored, ESPECIALLY by those that are offended by them. I refuse to hide behind anonymity to say that this work is important and relevant, especially in a state where things haven't changed a bit, no matter what you've been told. We must hear thestories that aren't told aloud. Please, read this work.
    Ps apparently, b&n forces anonymity :)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Like it.

    Honest and insightful. I dont agree with every word but the perspective was helpful in getting my analytical side working on the issues at hand.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Thoughtful

    The thoughtful contemplation of some of one mans experiences with raceism, it's impact on him and his family, and his plan of action to improve race relations.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Great read

    An insightful eassy written by a thoughtful man.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    Shame

    I refuse to read this. Using the "N" word offends. The use of that word in the book may have its place. I will never know. I am a white middle class woman. I grew up in the San Francisco bay area during the 60s & 70s. There were race riots at my school. I witnessed anti war rallys in Berkely. My children are of mixed race. This may be an insightful read however I can't get past the title. I am sure I am not alone in feeling this way. One star because I must rate in order to post.

    3 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

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    Garbage!

    racist garbage.

    3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 26, 2010

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    Wonderful.

    A great short essay that provided insight on racial differences. I quite enjoyed it and felt like I came away having learned something. :)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Good

    The title drew me in. The writing and truthfulness of the naritive keep me there.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    K

    Learn to read the book first.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Open nest

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    THE "N" MUST GO!!!!!!!!

    I DECIDED NOT TO READ THE ESSAY BECAUSE I WAS
    TURNED OFF BY THE TITLE. DID IT OFFEND ME? TO SOME DEGREE IT DID. I HAPPEN TO BE AN AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN AND JUST HATE THE USAGE OF THE "N" WORD.
    I HAPPEN TO LIVE IN AN LARGE URBAN AREA
    (NEW YORK CITY). I GREW UP IN THE 60'S AND WITNESSED THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, BLACK POWER MOVEMENT AND THE BLACK MUSLIM MOVEMENT---IN ADDITION THE RACE RIOTS WHICH DESTROYED BLACK AREAS.
    NEEDLESS TO SAY THE OVER USE OF THE "N" WORD
    BY BLACKS (TEENS, YOUNG ADULTS, MIDDLE AGED
    ADULTS AND EVEN SENIOR CITIZENS) DISTURBS ME.
    IT'S USED AS A GREETING, TERM OF ENDEARMENT (WHICH
    REALLY SICKENS ME AS A BLACK WOMEN), AND
    FREQUENTLY WITH THE "F" WORD. IT ALL MAKES ME
    WANT TO PACK SOME CLOTHES, LOTS OF BOOKS, FOOD, WATER, A TENT AND PORTABLE POTTY AND FIND
    A SECLUDED SPOT AND WAIT OUT THE APOCALYPSE.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    Evilclan

    Stay out or die unless your evil

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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