How To Be Black (Baratunde Thurston)

"Spirituals are very important to black people, for we can be a soulful and musical people (which you would know if you watched BET, as instructed earlier)."

"Spirituals are very important to black people, for we can be a soulful and musical people (which you would know if you watched BET, as instructed earlier)."

U.S.A. / 2012

How to Be Black is part comedy, part autobiography. Thurston draws upon his hilarious writing skills and his own life experiences to craft a ridiculously funny-entirely tongue-in-cheek- "self-help" book. Written as a satirical "how-to" manual, it reveals just how ridiculous stereotypes of Black people are.

In this excerpt, Thurston recommends that if you really want to be Black, you should start by singing a Negro Spiritual. Of course, this isn't the case. But that's what makes this book so hilarious and smart. 

This is a highly, highly recommended read!

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