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How to Be Black
How to Be Black
by Baratunde Thurston
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $18.05
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An intelligent, funny take on race in America., January 31, 2012
This review is from: How to Be Black (Hardcover)
"How To Be Black" takes a look at the role of race in America from the perspective of a black male born in the 80's, raised in the 90's, from the perspective of an adult in 2012 - with a little help from his friends and more than a little dose of satire. Baratunde Thurston walks us through the life of a black man who is constantly asked to explain the behavior of his race, while also giving insight into why he looks at things the way he does - the impact his mother had on him, his explorations of different racial hats he would wear throughout his years (inquisitive, militant, satirical), and experiences of tried-and-true bigotry (no story of a black males story in an Ivy League school would be complete without the n word thrown around for good measure).

This book is recommended for anyone with a sense of humor and an interest in race relations in a post-Obama America, from the perspective of a thoughtful, educated, positive individual.


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