Baratunde Thurston teaches you “How To Be Black”

Baratunde Thurston, the Onion’s digital director, offers a tongue-in-cheek guide in his autobiographical book “How To Be Black.”

Here are 14 of the Columbia Heights native’s tips, some dating back to his days at a HUD daycare center, Sidwell Friends and Harvard. Want more? Thurston recently answered reader questions about everything from classical music to interracial dating.

All excerpts reprinted from HOW TO BE BLACK by Baratunde Thurston © 2012. Published by HarperCollins Publishers.

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