If You Don't Buy This Book, You're a Racist. Have you ever been called qtoo blackq or qnot black enoughq? 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 at Sidwell Friends School and Harvard University, Baratunde Thurston has over thirty years' experience being black. Now, through stories of his politically inspired Nigerian name, the heroics of his hippie mother, the murder of his drug-abusing father, and other revelatory black details, he shares with readers of all colors his wisdom and expertise in how to be black. Beyond memoir, this guidebook offers practical advice on everything from qHow to Be The Black Friendq to qHow to Be The (Next) Black Presidentq to qHow to Celebrate Black History Month.q To provide additional perspective, Baratunde assembled an award-winning Black Panelathree black women, three black men, and one white man (Christian Lander of Stuff White People Like)aand asked them such revealing questions as: qWhen Did You First Realize You Were Black?q qHow Black Are You?q qCan You Swim?q The result is a humorous, intelligent, and audacious guide that challenges and satirizes the so-called experts, purists, and racists who purport to speak for all black people. With honest storytelling and biting wit, Baratunde plots a path not just to blackness, but one open to anyone interested in simply qhow to be.qIf You Dona#39;t Buy This Book, Youa#39;re a Racist. Have you ever been called aquot;too blackaquot; or aquot;not black enoughaquot;? Have you ever befriended or worked with a black person? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you.
|Title||:||How to Be Black|
|Publisher||:||Harper Collins - 2012-01-31|