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Episode 95: Who knew Racism could be Hilarious pt 2.:The World Record of Racist Stories by Amber Ruffin and Lacy LamaršŸ„‚

podcast March 1, 2023

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Welcome back to the Fake Ass Book Club!! This week the ladies follow up with Amber Ruffin and her sister Lacy Lamar to talk about their new book,"The World Record of Racist Stories"!! Sounds super hilarious, right?! This compilation of real life everyday encounters with racism will make you laugh, cry, and feel kinda uncomfortable. With alarmingly accurate detail and sharp wit, Amber and Lacey manage to entertain, while simultaneously raising awareness that racism isn’t always a cross burning in your yard, but sometimes more insidious. You know…like a lady touching your hair right after microaggression training at work (which explicitly stated it's gross, inappropriate and wrong) and saying "see, that wasn't so bad, was it?"… just whyyyy?! If you want to hear more on how racist stories can be funny and infuriating all at the same time, you're in the right place!! Cheers!!

Trigger Warning: Most of our episodes contain spoilers, adult content & language. This episode contains multiple variations of the N Word and mentions sexual abuse and child grooming. Please be advised this show is for adults 18 and up and the open minded. We are not professionals, politicians, doctors, mental health professionals or educators…just friends having candid and fun conversations.

**Dedication: To our wonderful and generous patrons!! Moni: To all women especially my ancestors who have, and continue to, influence/inspire me. Kat: To George Clinton who is a legendary American musician and a bad ass Black History Icon!
George Clinton's Memoir : https://www.amazon.com/Brothas-Like-George-Funkin-Kinda/dp/1476751080
To Amber and her sistier Lacy for sharing their stories and helping us understand we are crazy, this stuff actually happens!!

** About the Book* From the New York Times bestselling authors of You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey, comedian Amber Ruffin and her sister Lacey, a new collection of hilarious, intergenerational anecdotes full of absurd detail about everyday experiences of racism.https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60568490-the-world-record-book-of-racist-stories

"Amber Ruffin is the host of The Amber Ruffin Show on NBC's streaming service, Peacock, and a writer and cast member on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers. She also amazingly became the first black woman to write for a late-night talk show in American history when she joined Seth's staff in 2014, and was a writer/sometimes performer on HBO's Black Lady Sketch Show."
"Lacey Lamar is Amber Ruffin’s big sister. After years of working for her community, she has landed in a profession where she helps immigrants find work in their new country. Living in Nebraska, Lacey loves the challenge of creating safe spaces for the celebration of Nerd/African-American culture."

Show Notes:
If you haven't already please check out F.A.B. Episode 4; "You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacy" https://share.fireside.fm/episode/wOJOKrZS+7xvLBh7b Great Episode!!
16:25 Policing The Whyte guy who freaks out on the police for speeding ticket. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-bz-kFyk8I (oldie but goodie)
20:42 About CP time
22:59 Pastor sister
24:23 Anthropomorphism: Is to attribute human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities. It is considered to be an innate tendency of human psychology. Wikipedia
45.45 Story about "the Black tax"
60:09 Stranger than fiction

**Stranger than Fiction: **Racist 6 year old pen pal: Kat shares the first racist story she can remember
*Email us at thefabpodcast@gmail.com with your book suggestions and "Stranger Than Fiction" stories; we would love to share them on the show!! Please reach out and let us know how we are doing!! You can find us online by clicking here 👉🏾 https://linktr.ee/Fabpod Please subscribe to www.patreon.com/thefabpodcast.com to enjoy bonus content, weigh in on upcoming topics, and help us start a monthly live wine down for our F.A.B. FAM! Don't forget to follow, rate, review, and SHARE our podcast! Thank you!

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