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.
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself.
iOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows
The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything
It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.