How to Be Black

Hardcover | January 31, 2012

byBaratunde Thurston

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The Onion’s Baratunde Thurston shares his 30-plus years of expertise in being black, with helpful essays like “How to Be the Black Friend,” “How to Speak for All Black People,” “How To Celebrate Black History Month,” and more, in this satirical guide to race issues—written for black people and those who love them. Audacious, cunning, and razor-sharp, How to Be Black exposes the mass-media’s insidiously racist, monochromatic portrayal of black culture’s richness and variety. Fans of Stuff White People Like, This Week in Blackness, and Ending Racism in About an Hour will be captivated, uplifted, incensed, and inspired by this hilarious and powerful attack on America’s blacklisting of black culture: Baratunde Thurston’s How to Be Black.

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The Onion’s Baratunde Thurston shares his 30-plus years of expertise in being black, with helpful essays like “How to Be the Black Friend,” “How to Speak for All Black People,” “How To Celebrate Black History Month,” and more, in this satirical guide to race issues—written for black people and those who love them. Audacious, cunning, a...

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If You Don't Buy This Book, You're a Racist.Have you ever been called "too black" or "not black enough"?Have you ever befriended or worked with a black person?If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you.Raised by a pro-black, Pan-Afrikan single mother during the crack years of 1980s Washington, DC, and educated ...

Baratunde Thurston is the director of digital atThe Onion, the cofounder ofJack & Jill Politics, a stand-up comedian, and a globe-trotting speaker. He was named one of the 100 most influential African-Americans of 2011 byThe Rootand one of the 100 most creative people in business byFast Companymagazine. Baratunde resides in Brooklyn an...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.93 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062003216

ISBN - 13:9780062003218

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“One of the smartest and funniest books I’ve ever read.”