Baratunde Thurston, author of How To Be Black, on Racial Suspicion
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April 15 2012 9:50 AM

Baratunde Thurston: The Sheer Wastefulness of Racial Suspicion

There’s an awkward question that I’ve long wanted to ask a black person: Doesn't it drive you crazy to know that some people you encounter are viewing you with suspicion because of your skin color? I finally got my chance while talking to Baratunde Thurston, standup comic and author of the funny-yet-serious book How to Be Black.

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