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How to Be Black

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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45 thoughts on “How to Be Black

  1. Samuel Cooper

    The grasshopper which is always near its mother eats the best food. ~Ghanaian Proverb

  2. Clarence Murray

    The man who counts the bits of food he swallows is never satisfied. ~African Proverb

  3. Jose Coleman

    The skin of the leopard is beautiful, but not his heart. ~Baluba proverb

  4. Linda Ford

    If you are ugly you must either learn to dance or make love. ~ Zimbabwean Proverp

  5. Howard Peterson

    Always being in a hurry does not prevent death, neither does going slowly prevent living. ~ Ibo proverb

  6. Judy Gonzales

    One person is a thin porridge; two or three people are a lump of ugali. ~Kuria Proverb

  7. Diana Cook

    By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed. ~Ashanti proverb

  8. Peter Kelly

    When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him. ~Ashanti Proverb

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