Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Welcome white folks: the video

This is a special non-Tuesday post because we just got the edits done. Please place your tongue firmly in cheek for optimum viewing pleasure.
There's also a Blogger version of the video below for when YouTube is acting funny. What up, YouTube?



I'd like to thank Rob Simon at Burst Marketing for doing this on the quick and cheap with me. Also my wonderful and game cast of non-black people:

Karen DeGroot Carter, author of One Sister's Song and keeper of the blog Beyond Understanding
Naomi Horii, healer and writing instructor at University of Colorado, Boulder
Bella Stander, writer, book-promotion specialist and co-founder of the Literary Ladies Luncheon
Kieran Nelson, my good buddy

Special thanks to friend and bookseller Charles!

No non-black people were harmed in the making of this video.

video


37 comments:

ILUVBlackWomen said...

Wow you got to come on our radio show and talk about this -Urban Literary Review i love it !!! - my contact info is kulturefirst@yahoo.com our show is on blogtalkradio.com/urbanliteraryreview We have been on the air over a 1yr interviewed Karen Q. Miller, LA Banks, Zane, Omar Tyree and many other :) keep up the Good Work

Christine Fletcher said...

Kudos on a fabulous video, Carleen! The bit about new black authors was hilarious...and a point well taken.

JC Martin said...

This was so funny, but it gets the point across. You rock.

Bernice L. McFadden said...

You've outdone yourself!

LT said...

LMAO!!!! Too funny. And thank you for all the product placements!!! I'll add a note to today's posting.

You rock. Let the revolution begin.

Amy MacKinnon said...

Love it!!! I'm linking.

angela henry said...

That was too funny! Great video, Carleen!

Lisa said...

This is great! BTW, is that Dirk's music in the background?

Carleen Brice said...

ILUVBlackWomen, Thanks. Will be in touch!

Lisa, Nope, sadly not Dirk's music.

All, Glad y'all are getting the joke and the message!!

Michelle O'Neil said...

Love the video! Can't wait to read your book Carleen.

Michelle O'Neil said...

P.S. The cookies were a nice touch.

wdjenkins1 said...

That was hilarious, Carleen! I have my non-Black book recipient all picked out. I think I'm going for Shifting Through Neutral - the most beautifully written book that almost no one seems to know about.

kim reid said...

I love it! You own satire.

Doret said...

I'm crying, that junk was very funny. Hmm, unity taste good. That was good. Since you held it up through most of the video I just want to say I loved Trading Dreams at Midnight by Diane McKinney Whetstone. Its still only in hardcover but its totally worth it , but if you want to try one of paperbacks check out Tumbling or Blues Dancing.

Katia Costa-Santos said...

I'm so glad I found you... It's always fun and inspiring to stop by... Kudos from Brazil!

Tee C. Royal said...

Keep up the great work Carleen! I'll be linking to you to spread the word.

Macon D said...

Great job with the video, and you're a natural in front of the camera. Good to see too that the word is getting around!

Sustenance Scout said...

Finally wrote my post on your site and video, Carleen! Thanks again for inviting me to join in the fun, K.

Shauna Roberts said...

This is hilarious! You are having WAY too much fun with this, Carleen. Is it okay if I paste the video into my blog post that mentions your crusade?

Carleen Brice said...

Yes, please embed this video! Spread it around. :)

TheGRITS.com said...

AWESOME! I've added the video to my book news and reviews blog. Take care!

Farrah Rochon said...

Had to blog about this one today. I hope the word continues to spread.

Dee S. said...

Carleen, I love it and have added it to my blog. I will be giving some books to my nonblack friends as gifts!

Carleen Brice said...

Thanks everybody for the links--the word is getting around!

spleeness said...

I have to give a shout out to my favorite cartoonist Keith Knight. Check out his book I left my arse in San Franscisco. This guy is awesome. I'm not affiliated, just a fan.

Don Tate II said...

Wow, I just love this.

Melody Guy said...

Look to the cookie, my friend. This video is great. I'm pasting it to my facebook page!

Scott J said...

You can also take them to the public library as well. The video is brilliant.

Ty said...

Carleen,

I loved the video and have added it to writtenvoicesblog.com.

Blessings,

Ty

Carleen Brice said...

Scott J, Yay libraries! You're right: libraries are the best and they buy books too!

I'll think of something cool to post on libraries in the new year.

Simply Said Reading Accessories said...

Great Post!!!!
I have been turning my co-workers on to GREAT BLACK BOOKS FOR YEARS. They have gone from borrowing to buying on their own,, WOOOO WOOO!! I do agree that now that Barack Obama has been elected, whites will explore OUR books more so now. To me it's like trying a different food, a different favor that you may find out you love. And may become a favorite. I strongly opposed having an African American section in bookstores, because it is segration, and limits others to explore other wonderful writers. As for Tina McElroy Ansa... The Hand I Fan With is a MOST READ. This book is EXCELLENT, my fave of all times. If you love romance Please try Donna Hill, she is FABULOUS and has over 50 books under her belt. I can go on forever but I'll stop here, closing with this...... We african Americans have been buying books by white authors forever, they can read us too.
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December 8, 2008 5:03 PM

AdonyaWong said...

OMGoodness, Carleen. Your video was an absolute scream!

I can't wait to share this post with all my peeps! Ummmm... I meant my friends! ;-)

Thanks again for the laughs and enlightenment!

Adonya Wong
Author | Autism Blogger | Nonprofit Founder

Evangeline said...

lmao! Excellent! I'm going to link to this video wherever I can.

Bonnie Glover said...

Fabulous job Carleen! You the Wo-man!

jamey said...

gurl, do you know how hard i laughed at this? i just posted it to my facebook profile....this is wonderful!

Chris said...

That was cute!

Tinisha Nicole Johnson said...

This video is so well put together. Thanks for sharing. I didn't realize you were from my neck of the woods ... Denver, Colorado. I love this video Carleen!!! And congrats on your success.

Tinisha Nicole Johnson
Author, Writer and Poet
www.TinishaNicoleJohnson.com