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J.L. King examines how Black culture and Black lives are affected by the stereotyped CP time.

Everyone has a story of being the victim of CP time, also known as colored people's time, a term that refers to the negative stereotype that Black and African Americans are always late. It's been responsible for the termination of jobs and relationships, and for delaying weddings and even funerals. CP Time is the first book to examine a behavior that crosses all social economic lines within the black community in a way that will bring smiles and groans of recognition to victims and culprits alike.

In brisk, engaging chapters, J.L. King provides humorous examples and personal stories, voicing the opinions of those who view habitual lateness as just part of being black, and those who see it as a more serious problem. Recounting the reasons and excuses offered in CP time's defense, King provides a wry and often hilarious history of how and why the phenomenon began. Light-hearted yet enlightening, CP Time makes a perfect gift for the chronically tardy—and all those affected by them.

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J.L. King is a national bestselling author, philanthropist, publisher, and producer. He has appeared in publications such as Newsweek, Time, and The Washington Post and on programs such as The Oprah Winfrey Show and Inside Edition. He has two adult children and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Strebor Books (February 20, 2007)
  • Length: 144 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416552680

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