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About the Book

HOW TO BE BLACK is a satirical race manual designed for black people and those who love them. Expert Baratunde Thurston is an editor at The Onion, co-founder of the black political blog Jack and Jill Politics and has over 30 years experience Black is back! Whether measured by the election and national confusion arising from the half-black presidency of Barack Obama or the same tired, old media images of narrowly-defined hip hop, crime and poverty, America is talking about race again, and we're doing a horrible job. HOW TO BE BLACK steps up where our media have failed, with a combination of satirical step-by-step instructions, personal anecdotes and resource guides for all your blackness needs. Whether you're a black person who feels trapped by the ham-fisted, marketing driven definition of what black is supposed to be or a non-black person who wants to be a little cooler without being called a racist, this how-to guide will offer several useful steps. Chapters include "How To Be The Black Friend," "How To Speak For All Black People" and "How To Celebrate Black History Month." By having the audacity to claim knowledge of how to be black, this book will expose the absolute nonsense of such a premise in a fun and enlightening manner.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062003218
  • ISBN 10: 0062003216
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 01/04/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Humour

How to Be Black by Baratunde Thurston

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