Here’s the first big book of The Boondocks, more than four years and strips of one of the most influential, controversial, and scathingly funny. Filmmaker and author Michael Moore wrote the foreword to A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury by Aaron McGruder, from which the. Here’s the first big book of The Boondocks, more than four years and strips of one of the most influential, controversial, and scathingly funny comics ever to.
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Lists with This Book. Apr 08, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: The local Republican owned and operated daily paper tried to cut this from their comic page and had to bring it back in response to popular demand. Some of the best social satire being done today. Apr 25, Ben rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have man-love for Huey, and I’m not afraid to admit it.
Jan 22, Jamie rated it really liked it Shelves: Many of the cultural and political references are now dated, so it would take a lot for a teen today to access most of these strips. But Huey is just so damn revolutionary, and Riley is this unknowing cog in the black culture wheel I was a fan of McGruder from day 1, and his jabs at racial and economic injustices hold lots of weight today.
I would definitely hand this to the kid who is developing a critical consciousness, and some strips are perfect for sta Many of the cultural and political references are now dated, so it would take a lot for a teen today to access most of these strips. I would definitely hand this to the kid who is developing a critical consciousness, and some strips are perfect for starting discussion. The strips are a gazillion times better than the show, IMO–but maybe that’s because the background noises Grandad whupping Riley, the drunken slurring of Ruckus and the incessant use of the n-word make me uncomfortable as a white woman.
Even though it’s still raunchy and punchy and outrageously anti-racist, it’s much tamer than the cartoon on Adult Swim.
Apr 29, Sharon rated it really liked it He I’m glad I had the Boondocks in high school and I’m glad to be rereading it now. Jul 23, Sidik Fofana rated it really liked it.
Who listens to conscious black kids? Nov 11, Marc rated it it was amazing. This is the first of Aaron McGruder’s series of “Boondocks” comic books.
Their Grandfather moved them to a wealthy suburban neighborhood called Woodcrest, which is mostly white and has not seen many black people. Huey Freeman, 10, is named after Huey Newton, a former leader too the black panthers.
He is not afraid to address hypocrisy in adults especially when it comes to whites and racism This is the first of Aaron McGruder’s series of “Boondocks” comic books. He is not afraid treasuy address hypocrisy in adults especially when it comes to whites and racism which causes many awkward moments. His younger brother Riley is a product of current “gansta rap”, which gets him in trouble with the neighborhood adults and causes may confrontations between his backside and his gandfather’s leather belt.
I must say that my overall impression of the book, was just what I had expected from Aaron McGruder. I had previously heard of then his comics in the back of newspapers, and I had heard the controversy they stirred. It’s daring nature to address issues that most people would not touch with a thirty-nine and a half foot hosrile.
Things from gender relations to police brutality has been covered in these pages. This comic book holds nothing back and makes the human population do two things it desperately does not want to do, think and ask “why”. By the end of this book you will be thinking about issues you overlook each day even when they happen right in front of you.
You’ll be asking why are things the way they are today, and slowly as you become to form a sensible hypothesis through thinking and asking you will become less ignorant to boonfocks that happen, not only in the U. What I like about this book is that while it is deep and sometimes dark it can still make you laugh, which was the difference between me giving it five stars instead of four. But there is a fine line between funny and offensive and I think that McGruder is tap dancing on that line.
Which makes me ask And just a the prologue says “the revolution wasn’t televised, it was the comic page”. Jan 06, Dave rated it it was amazing. Jan 31, Chul rated it really liked it. Way more than just a cartoon strip. Aaron McGruder literally draws a portrait of how Black America might be perceived both by its members and by those hosile never have and never will experience life as an African-American.
These strips are hilarious and thought-provoking.
A Right to Be Hostile : The Boondocks Treasury by Aaron McGruder (2003, Paperback)
They made me reconsider the perceptions I have of how race plays into every aspect of American society and especially the danger of taking related images in the media for granted. Mar 23, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: I like the strip in both incarnations, and I appreciate that McGruder can preach and still get a joke in every strip. I agree with most of his politics, and he does take an occasional and deserved poke at tbe Democrats, but if your politics lean conservative, this probably isn’t for you.
Oct 22, Will treasufy it really liked it Shelves: This is a must-read historical record of the closing of the 20th century and the opening of the 21st.
A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury
McGruder’s documentation of events from helps contextualize the cultural climate of I will keep this book in my collection for the foreseeable future so I can lend it to any friend who is interested. Aug 29, Mehmet rated it it was amazing. Dec 28, Joe rated it it was amazing. I haven’t read the Boondocks in a long while, and man it was great coming back to them. Always hilarious and deeply relevant. Nov 29, Ken Moten rated it really liked it Shelves: This series was the second and defining comic book of my childhood.
I started reading it hosyile I transitioned from elementary or primary school to middle school or secondary school. This bookcover has a potent symbolism for me that really cannot be described. This was the only comic of any kind that enjoyed mass approval through the social cliques of my horrid middle school life.
It is not hard to see why: This volume takes us from the end of the Clinton years to the beginning of the Iraq War and it is polemical with hosttile dealing with politics and culture. At the time and now, the political parts resonate with me, but as I am older and wiser the criticisms of culture, especially the Black Nationalist critique of nearly everything to do with African-American culture rubs me wrong.
I will explain this by introducing the main characters. Robert Freeman is the grandfather of two boys that were orphaned due to growing up in South-Side Chicago. Their grandfather receives the boys’ inheritance money and combines it with his retirement money to move them out of the South-Side to Woodcrest a fictionalized version of one of Chicago’s many white suberbsand hence the series’ name Though that back-story itself could have warranted a series.
Riley is the younger of the two grandsons tdeasury represents the ignorant apolitical wannabe thug stereotype. His older brother Huey Freeman is the force that powers a lot of this series and possibly serves as the author’s avatar. He is a repository of radical left-wing politics and fundamentalist Black Nationalism and reading this book again has me seeing how much those two things clash.
For all his celebration of all things left-wing, when it comes to African-Americans he is socially conservative and condemns just about everything to do with the culture. These two alone would rivht the balance of the comic-strip out of whack so a third character is introduced that became the balancer and audience surrogate: Michael Caesar a Brooklyn native who is able to understand both Huey and Riley’s point of view and navigate between them.
This book, on a meta- level, chronicles the comic’s introduction as a nationally syndicated title it had its rigut origins in the college newspaper of the University of Maryland–another connection with my origins and the controversy it received after it turned its critical eye towards the Bush B and the “War on Terror. For me though, it was just the excitement of getting my mom’s Sunday edition of The Washington Post and going straight for the comics.
Feb 18, Ernie Corn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Really smart and really funny just as good as the show! I first bought and read this collection 10 years ago inbut the earliest strips collected in this volume date back to 10 years before that, in This masterful compilation is a scathing, unapologetic satire of the place we call America — and while it is a small I first bought and read this collection 10 years ago inbut the rigyt strips collected in this volume date back to 10 years before that, in This masterful compilation is a scathing, unapologetic satire of the place we call America — and while it is a small miracle such a radical strip made it as far as it did in publication and syndication in the first place, its success demonstrates the perpetual need for tackling the polarizing and sensitive subject matter it contains.
Dec 09, Jackie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aaron McGruder, care of his very bright, aggrieved and [therefore] cynical main character, Huey Freeman, tackles subjects such as street and state violence, the environment, learning needs, mental health, and even our mortality, with incredible insight and wit.
Huey’s comic strip friends even razz him about his radicalism. In fact, the attitudes and actions of all the Boondocks characters perfectly demonstrate how ideologies creep into and affect the minds of chi for those unfamiliar with his work: In fact, the attitudes and actions of all the Boondocks characters perfectly treaasury how ideologies creep into and affect the minds of children, and how comical the ensuing personality clashes can be May 15, Evan Bolick rated it really liked it Shelves: I thoroughly enjoy boondcks Boondocks.