segunda-feira, 12 de novembro de 2012

Se ler "How to be black" é racista ou deixa de o ser? / "How to be black": "if you don't buy this book you're a racist".

"How to be black".

O título deste livro é muito curioso! Se calhar a questão toca-me particularmente porque, sendo eu branca, o meu marido e os meus filhos não o são.

Porque não existe um livro sobre "como ser branco"? Será racista ler este livro ou deixar de o ler?

Vi a foto, fiquei curiosa e pesquisei. O autor é Baratunde Thurston, um homem negro, afro-americano, e este é o trailer:

E o texto de apresentação:

"If You Don't Buy This Book, You're a Racist.

Have you ever been called "too black" or "not black enough"?
Have you ever befriended or worked with a black person?
Have you ever heard of "black people"?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you.

Raised by a pro-black, pan-Afrikan single mother during the crack years of 1980s Washington, DC, and educated at Sidwell Friends School and Harvard University, Baratunde Thurston has over thirty years' experience in being black. Now, through stories of his politically inspired Nigerian name, the heroics of his hippie mother, the murder of his drug-abusing father, and other revelatory black details, he shares with readers of all colors his wisdom and expertise of how to be black.
Beyond memoir, this guidebook offers practical advice on everything from "How to Be The Black Friend" to "How to Be The (Next) Black President" to "How to Celebrate Black History Month."
To provide additional perspective, Baratunde assembled an award-winning Black Panel—three black women, three black men, and one white man (Christian Lander of Stuff White People Like)—and asked them such revealing questions as

"When Did You First Realize You Were Black?"

"How Black Are You?"
"Can You Swim?"

The result is a humorous, intelligent, and audacious guide that challenges and satirizes the so-called experts, purists, and racists who purport to speak for all black people. With honest storytelling and biting wit, Baratunde plots a path not just to blackness, but one open to anyone interested in simply "how to be."
Retirado DAQUI.
Deu-me vontade de o ler. Se calhar ofereço-o ao meu marido pelo Natal. :)

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