Description:New. 0814332609 This little red book brings together many of...New. 0814332609 This little red book brings together many of the longtime Detroit Mayor? s most unforgettable lines in a format meant to recall the famous little red book of quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. It was first published in 1991 by Droog Press, a small Detroit-based press founded by a long-time reporter and editor at the Detroit Free Press. This new edition features quotations that did not make it into the original book and a chronology outlining Coleman Young? s life and career. Both insightful and entertaining, this is an essential reference for anyone interested in politics, black politics in particular, and political humor. Some quotes from Coleman A. Young: ? Swearing is an art form. You can express yourself much more exactly, much more succinctly, with properly used curse words. ? ? Racism is like high blood pressure? the person who has it doesn? t know he has it until he drops over with a goddamned stroke. There are no symptoms of racism. The victim of racism is in a much better position to tell you whether or not you? re a racist than you are. ? ? I issue a warning to all those pushers, to all rip-off artists, to all muggers: It? s time to leave Detroit; hit Eight Mile Road! And I don? t give a damn if they are black or white, or if they wear Superfly suits or blue uniforms with silver badges. Hit the road. ?
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