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by Boyce D. Watkins

Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Political books
Author: Boyce D. Watkins
ISBN: 0974263222
ISBN13: 978-0974263229
Language: English
Publisher: Blue Boy Pub Co (July 2004)
Pages: 210
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George Bush if he was Black wouldn't be going to no Ivy League school, he would be more than likely stocking . Very funny and poignantly insightful book

George Bush if he was Black wouldn't be going to no Ivy League school, he would be more than likely stocking selves with Ivory Bars of Soap at a local wall-mart. if Bush was Black Condi Rice would be known after the New Edtion Song as 'Candy Girl". if Bush was Balck we wouldn't be having this War that should. Very funny and poignantly insightful book. or even more entertaining to contemplate, "What if Donald Trump Were a Black Man?.

This book is an exploration of alternative realities. We travel through the life of George Bush, but in a different plane of existence. In this plane, he is Pookie Bush, a poor black child in the projects. In Pookie's world, there are no limousines, just drive-by shootings. He doesn't have a nanny, for his mother is someone else's nanny. There are no free trips to Yale, just free trips to jail. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Boyce Watkins has been a former Visiting Fellow at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and the .

A few months later, Watkins created his second book, What if George Bush were a Black Man?, a satirical discussion of President George W. Bush and what he perceives as the presence of white privilege in America.

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Watkins' mother, Robin Couch, married when Boyce was 3 years old to Larry Watkins, a young Vietnam veteran from .

Watkins' mother, Robin Couch, married when Boyce was 3 years old to Larry Watkins, a young Vietnam veteran from Louisville Watkins' mother encouraged her children to be the best they could be at anything they did. Larry, who would become Watkins' adopted father, was a tough, stern head of the household who joined the local police force at the age of 3. A few months later, Watkins created his second book "What if George Bush were a Black Man?", a satirical discussion of President Bush and the presence of "White privilege" in America.

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Boyce Watkins was formerly a member of the finance faculty at Syracuse University. During his academic career, Boyce Watkins was a visiting scholar with the Barbara Jordan - Mickey Lela. A few months later, Watkins created his second book, What if George Bush were a Black Man?, a satirical discussion of President George W. Watkins explores the criminal justice system, the educational system, and the economic systems of America, using statistics and anecdotes to describe likely fates for President Bush and other privileged individuals if they were poor and Black.

He has authored several financial advice books, including Financial Lovemaking 101: Merging Assets with your Partner in Ways that Feel Good, Black American Money, as well as What if George Bush were a Black Man?; his work has also appeared in such publications as the Journal Of Small Business Management, and The Journal of Economics and Business.

What if George Bush were a black man? Would his actions of the past leave him dead or in jail? Would he still be President of the United States, or the friendly Burger King Shift Manager? Would he have actually had to show up and fight in the Vietnam War, or would he still be able to pretend like he was there? Would he be in a position to steal elections, or would he be running down the street with stolen TVs?

This book is an exploration of alternative realities. We travel through the life of George Bush, but in a different plane of existence. In this plane, he is Pookie Bush, a poor black child in the projects. In Pookie’s world, there are no limousines, just drive-by shootings. He doesn’t have a nanny, for his mother is someone else’s nanny. There are no free trips to Yale, just free trips to jail. In his world, survival of the fittest charges right into play, and we find Pookie Bush, like George, is certainly not the fittest.

What happens when this mentally weak, undisciplined alter-ego is faced with the challenges of the black male in America? What happens when he confronts the public school system that is more likely to put him in special education than they are to hand him his diploma? What happens when he faces the criminal justice system in its real form: not the one with Harvard educated attorneys and judges on the payroll, but the one with a drunk, underpaid public defender and a prepaid orange jump suit.

Have you ever thought about this? If you consider the most accomplished politicians in America today: John Kerry, Bill Clinton, or George Bush. None of them would be taken seriously had they been born black instead of white. What does that say about America? Read the book to come to your own conclusions.

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JoJogar
This is a very funny book, perhaps much too funny for its own good. However, there is no denying that once Dr. Watkins gets wound up, there is no stopping him. He should take this show on the road as a one-man act and call it "The Life and Times of Pookie Bush." The book has been "willed" into being by the juxtaposition of the ineptness of the current U.S. presidency, and the subterranean tensions of a dying racist way of life.

For timing alone, this book deserves five stars.

There are some real gems here, which, given the nature of the substance, is just a bit too edgy for its own good. The book is just funny enough to make even me a bit nervous -- which brings me to what disturbed me about it. In being too clever by half, Dr. Watkins seems to have obscured and trampled upon the very underlying reasons for having written the book in the first place. Obviously one such reason was to expose the utter hypocrisy of a system whose unwritten historical subtext has always been that black Americans can never quite measure up and thus are never quite ready for the "prime-time" responsibilities of full first class citizenship, not to mention ever thinking of holding the highest office in the land.

Yet, the same system that privately whispers this message to itself just beneath consciousness, has no problem electing to its highest office a lazy, barely competent, mean-spirited and stubborn white man. One who is grossly inarticulate, an admitted alcoholic and a "don't ask me for I will never tell" alleged cocaine user; who is also intellectually shallow, rich, spoiled, C-student/Cheer leader/Frat boy (Skull and Bones), born again-Christian, swaggering, Texas Cowboy. And once it has elected him, the system then conveniently falls into a deep somnambular denial about how embarrassingly incompetence he really is and about how damaging his incompetence has been to the nation.

The second purpose of this book must have been to point to a much deeper almost existential subtext of U.S. society which is also related to the first: How firmly embedded into American culture this race-based double standard is. Understanding the depths to which it is embedded into our culture goes a long way towards explaining why the current office holder is not recognized for what he is: not just a national embarrassment, but also a definite embarrassment to the white race. Is it even possible for the average American to imagine what would happen to a Black President if he were to foul up the country as badly as the current white one has done?

If I am correct about the author's intended purposes then it seems to me trying to finesse these two messages through sophisticated literary devices such as his satire -- as funny as it is -- turns an otherwise easy task into an exceedingly difficult one. No literary insinuation or devices are likely to make the first point better than to say directly that the life chances of any non-white American with GW's resume of "youthful indiscretions" would be greatly altered for the worse. Not only would they never have been repeatedly set up for success, after multiple failures, as was done for GW Bush; but, most probably they would all have ended up in jail with their useful life to society cut exceedingly short. (Full stop)

Admittedly, the second message is somewhat trickier. But again, a direct approach seems better. Anyway you look at it, GW Bush represents an existential problem for the dying ideology of white supremacy. In the same way that Hitler's fear of being Jewish tormented him; and in the same way that the racist (and often barely literate) Congressmen from the deep South used to be an embarrassment to the nation; Bush Jr., being a barely competent president, must make every god-fearing white supremacist quake in his boots.

The existential problem for whiteness is clear: Even with a slanted playing field, with all of the cards unfairly stacked in their favor, and a complete tableau of unearned perks, privileges, prerogatives, entitlements and advantages, scattered across the American social and economic landscape, white society still needs to set traps to trip up, block, and to hold back real black progress. Otherwise, the absolute gains "they" make on "us" always appear to be closing too rapidly. Or put another way, it seems that every time the white foot is lifted off the black neck, overnight, lost traction, and lost time, turns immediately into ground made up. (Remember when blacks were too incompetent to quarterback a football team?)

It may just be that a pampered, yet "not quite ready for prime time" GW Bush, being surrounded by more intelligent and often much more accomplished non-whites, is a cruel symbolic paradox of a dying white supremacy way of life. And while admittedly this is a difficult message to convey in a race-sensitive society, I am not sure that anything less than being completely direct will get the job done.

Despite this, it was a heroic effort. Five stars.
Phalaken
Wonderfully written and hilarious from cover to cover! Unbelievable that the majority of Americans actually elected this man for not one but TWO terms in office! SMH!
I love Mercedes
very nice book
Hra
Very funny and poignantly insightful book. For his next book, maybe Watkins could write either, "What if Barack Obama Were a White Man?..." or even more entertaining to contemplate, "What if Donald Trump Were a Black Man? ..." The possibilities would by "Yuge"!
Fenrikasa
this is the kind fo Book that at the barbershop you shoot the Breeze&know what is up. on the real George Bush&that Racist Momma of His wouldn't last a week being Black. Bushy Boy wouldn't act all in different about New orleans, Racial Issues, Social Issues, if He was Black&had to defend himself there. same goes with his Racist Momma. I can't believe she made that remark about People who were forced to go to Houston at the Astrodome. George Bush if he was Black wouldn't be going to no Ivy League school, he would be more than likely stocking selves with Ivory Bars of Soap at a local wall-mart. if Bush was Black Condi Rice would be known after the New Edtion Song as 'Candy Girl". if Bush was Balck we wouldn't be having this War that should have never gone down in the first place. if Bush was Black the only time he would be concearned about Oil would be either from watching a old Episode of the TV Show "Dallas" or when he changed the Oil in his Ride. Props to the writer&the Book spells it out for you that George Bush ain't about nothing. Bush is a Pimp, I'll give him that, when you can Gangster two Presidential Elections, you is a straight Pimp.
Irostamore
This book is hilarious! Unfortunately it is based on very serious issues that we have in our society/government. This book has something for everyone...with an open mind. I appreciate the courage the author had to write this book. We need more people to speak up!
Kashicage
The Bush family does have a lot of African genetic makeup. They have an ancestor about six generations back who was named George W. Bush. He was a black man. See "Africa's gift to America" Page 83 for absolute proof.
This is a funny book! Many racist people are scared to read it, because they may learn something about our society that is rather embarassing -- the poor keep getting poorer for a reason.
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