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How to Be Black

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

18 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

Funny and Insightful

I know the title might throw a lot of people off and might even turn people off from reading a few sample pages. This book attempts to go beyond the stereotypes of what people might see on tv and in movies. The different insights are great. No group is a monolith. Eveyo...
I know the title might throw a lot of people off and might even turn people off from reading a few sample pages. This book attempts to go beyond the stereotypes of what people might see on tv and in movies. The different insights are great. No group is a monolith. Eveyone has different experiences, different perspectives, and different personal struggles. That being said, if past experience proves correct, most of the reviews here will be by those who have not read a page of this book but are only making assumptions based on the title.

posted by 9455995 on February 1, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

What?

U can't be black just by reading this book u got to be black not just know what we like. By black boy

posted by 5523070 on February 9, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    blackstar

    blackstar pads in ( blacknight why did you leave us you never asked i had to send blackpelt after you i dont know how but he found you what do you have to say for your self)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Funny, real, and hip

    This book was very insightful and funny

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  • Posted January 28, 2013

    My Future Children's Bedtime Story

    This is hands down my new favorite book. It is so sarcastic and I feel like the author actually knows who I am because he is clearly writing the story of my life lol. Just kidding but he does accurately create a satire about what it's like to be "Black in a Corporate America", what it's like to be "Black in Private School", and what's it's like to just be him. I love this book so much. I bought the Nook book but I plan on buying the physical book in hopes that it will be a bedtime story to my kids in the far future lol!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    What the eff!

    Really id put zero stars

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    IM NOT RASIST JUST DID NOT BUY THE BOOK!!

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    0 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Sounds very RACIST

    This book sounds very racist to me. I take offense to this because im a black person myself. What does it really mean "to be black"? This sounds completely ridiculous. I really honestly dont know what this book is about but the title makes you not want to buy it. It seems like your portraying an image of black people that dosent exist in all black people.

    0 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Um...

    Didnt we just get past the whole 'white vs. black' thing? Come on, people.

    0 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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