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How To Be Black

How black is our guest Baratunde Thurston

Does he fit into our popular concepts of blackness, which he describes as hip-hop, crime and prison, fatherless homes, high blood pressure, school drop outs,  drugs, athleticism, musical talent, the Wire, poverty, diabetes, the civil rights movement and, more recently, the U.S. Presidency?

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, meet the author of How To Be Black. The book includes lessons on how to be a good black friend, how to speak for all black people, and how to play the part of the angry Negro. We'll also learn about his work as a former editor of The Onion, and co-founder of Jack and Jill Politics.

How black are you? Call in at 816-235-2888, send us a tweet, or shoot us an e-mail.