Black Girl Dangerous: How To Be A Reverse-Racist:... →
blackgirldangerous: by A.D Song and Mia McKenzie White people who are confronted with their white privilege and the white supremacist acts they perpetuate have been known to cry, “You’re being a reverse-racist!” That is completely true: people of color have the power and control to create, perpetuate,…
How We Will Read: Baratunde Thurston →
fndgs: This post is part of “How We Will Read,” an interview series exploring the future of books from the perspectives of publishers, writers, and intellectuals. Read our kickoff post with Steven Johnson. For this installment of the How We Will Read series we chatted with comedian and author
I never wanted to Not be black. To be clear, that is distinct from ever having thought about not being Black. But I have noticed how uniquely black people are bound to the prejudice around them. White people can simply change their stories and avoid prejudice. Jews, Serbs and others have changed their names and records of origin to avoid persecution. The difference is they could fit in after...
Anonymous asked: So does the book focus on the American Black experience, or do we Nigerians, Ghanians, Ethiopians etc get a shout out?
Does post-racial mean post-racist? If so, I'm...
When I am thinking about race issues, I always take as my starting point the fact that I’m racist. I sure would like to not be racist any more. But I’m also American, born and raised. I don’t think it’s possible to live your life in America and not be racist. I’m talking about a psychological internalized racism, but that racism is the cause and result of lots of...
Anonymous asked: Baratunde, it's me, ERM, from Boston comedy! Keep up the awesome work - you make all of Boston comedy proud.
I'm pretty damned Black, that's how Black I am
Trying Hard to Believe
The more I learn, the more I cannot ignore the fact that race is still a tangible, if not conscious, force in the everyday experience of an American. There are still people alive today who remember the difference in the way German Americans were treated vs Japanese Americans during world war two. 911 showed us that members of an entire ethnic group will be blamed for the actions of a minority as...
the water tones at Piccadilly and at Gower St have copies of #howtobeblack so go get them #London #bookriots
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