ِAngry Black White Boy is the second novel written by American author Adam Mansbach. It was published on March 8, 2005. Adam Mansbach is a "#1 New York Times Bestselling Author. Award-winning novelist and screenwriter. Cultural critic", as he says on his personal webpage. Angry Black White Boy is an example of his cultural and race criticism novels.
The epic is set in Boston, New York, where a white kid called Macon Detornay lived with a black community thus got propelled by their traditions and conventions. Thus, he saw the bigotry they get from the white community and how their privileges are removed. Obviously, during Macon's period in his neighborhood, he was attempting to dazzle his companions and fit operating at a profit network, in which he by one way or another succeeds. As Macon grows up, his detest towards the whites and their incomparability increments until he concludes that he will look for retribution some way or another for his dark companions. He fills in as a taxi driver in a veil (people think he is a person of color) and troubles white people who ride with him, scolds them and threatens them with a weapon. Somehow Macon gets known and his story ends up being acclaimed, so he uses that to solicit people to have a Day from Apology, as he calls it, where white people apologize to people of shading for everything the whites have done to the blacks during the latest four centuries. In any case, a couple of individuals fought severely and the day ignited an issue more than an answer. Macon gets in a predicament and needs to illuminate it.
Macon's character was mostly inspired by Mansbach's own character; they both grew up in the same neighborhood. However, Mansbach says that some of Macon's actions are exaggerated because his novel is basically a satire.
Angry Black White Boy was criticized by many, both negatively and positively. Being an identity-based novel, it had to have different views and opinions. It earned a 3.5 out of a 5-star rating on Goodreads and has a book review of its own on New York Times magazine. Nathaniel Rich, the one who wrote the book review in New York Times website said: "Mansbach is an able satirist of race issues, mocking not only disingenuous white guilt but also blacks who assimilate all too readily into white culture."