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Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: Like vampires and extremely rich people, black folk can sense one another. Use your Spidey Like vampires and extremely rich people, black folk can sense one another. Use your Spidey Sense (Blacky Sense?). Use your blackdar to inspect the workplace for signs of Other Negroes. They may be working security for the building. They may be in administrative support. They may be among the associate pool, or they may even be in upper management. Black folk can be anywhere. After all, you're here. But one of the biggest mistakes you can make as The Black Employee is to assume you are the only one. — Baratunde R. Thurston
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Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: Depending on your own background and life experiences, this may or may not be new Depending on your own background and life experiences, this may or may not be new to you, but after an eight-to-twelve-hour day, white office workers often don't feel like they've spent enough time with each other. Therefore, they are prone to organizing pseudo-official company activities such as bowling or happy hour. — Baratunde R. Thurston
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Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: By the time I got to Harvard, I feel like I knew who I was, By the time I got to Harvard, I feel like I knew who I was, and my job there was to throw as much against the wall as possible, to see what would stick. — Baratunde Thurston
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Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: We just start putting our ideas out there, yet how do we actually attack contemporary We just start putting our ideas out there, yet how do we actually attack contemporary problems? We do what some of the most successful American businesses do. We outsource and collaborate — Baratunde R. Thurston
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Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: There are so many ways to be and to be black at the same time, There are so many ways to be and to be black at the same time, but we're finally seeing that full range expressed much more widely than before. — Baratunde Thurston
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Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: My family life and early political life - being exposed to the news constantly, being My family life and early political life - being exposed to the news constantly, being enrolled in an Afrocentric education program, and doing the extracurriculars I did - played a huge role in me finding my path. — Baratunde Thurston
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Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: I am not a yogi yet, but I aspire to have more balance in my I am not a yogi yet, but I aspire to have more balance in my life. — Baratunde Thurston
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Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: I work in comedy, journalism, media, and technology, many of which don't have a lot I work in comedy, journalism, media, and technology, many of which don't have a lot of black faces in visible positions. I walk through Brooklyn with a surfboard. It's fun to challenge and expand people's expectations. — Baratunde Thurston
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Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: College is a safe space where it can be hard to truly fail. The institution College is a safe space where it can be hard to truly fail. The institution is rooting for you because your failure makes them look bad, too. New York City has no such mandate. I've had to hone and sharpen and refine my work here at a pace which may not have happened in other cities. — Baratunde Thurston
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Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: When I look at what I'm doing today, I see [the] roots in my college When I look at what I'm doing today, I see [the] roots in my college life. I was the online editor of my college paper and an active member of the Harvard Computer Society. I abandoned a summer internship at the Washington Post due to injury and instead did theatre. I found my comedic voice through satirical newsletters in college. — Baratunde Thurston
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Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: I don't know that I'm post-anything. I'd like to think maybe I'm post-bullshit. I don't know that I'm post-anything. I'd like to think maybe I'm post-bullshit. — Baratunde Thurston
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Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: Okay, well, if motion is the constant, how can I remain in motion? Okay, well, if motion is the constant, how can I remain in motion? — Baratunde Thurston
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Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: 2010 Foursquare Mayor Of The Year 2010 Foursquare Mayor Of The Year — Baratunde Thurston
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Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: "Black culture" is ready for whatever. I sense some momentum and excitement around black artists "Black culture" is ready for whatever. I sense some momentum and excitement around black artists (especially in comedy, which is where most of my own art resides), really pushing the bounds of what has generally been expected as black. I don't think it's a revolution so much as an exposure of what has always been there, and now that the production and distribution means are more accessible, people can more easily find each other. — Baratunde Thurston
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Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being black-friendless, you can either go If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being black-friendless, you can either go to the nearest black church and strike up a conversation, or just fire up Facebook, search for "black people," and start clicking "Add Friend" on the names in the resulting lists. Technology is amazing and quite a time-saver. — Baratunde R. Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: As I've reflected back on both, I realize that my neighborhood was just like The As I've reflected back on both, I realize that my neighborhood was just like The Wire. We had the drug dealing, the police brutality, the murders. Well, it was /almost/ a perfect match. We had everything The Wire had except for universal critical acclaim and the undying love of white people who saw it. — Baratunde R. Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: I care about the diversity of the mindset of the people creating our future, and I care about the diversity of the mindset of the people creating our future, and the windows through which we see it, and the tools we use to build it. — Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: I advise you to be suspicious of any black American whose family does not claim I advise you to be suspicious of any black American whose family does not claim a blood connection to Native Americans. That's a clear sign of a racial infiltrator who has not done enough research. — Baratunde R. Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: Mostly I try to be the best example of me that I can be. Mostly I try to be the best example of me that I can be. — Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: Throughout this book I will use the terms African-American, black, and Negro interchangeably. There is Throughout this book I will use the terms African-American, black, and Negro interchangeably. There is rarely a logic to it, so please try not to overthink it. — Baratunde R. Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: All other beer is ass, and I will not put in the the work to All other beer is ass, and I will not put in the the work to acquire the taste for things that taste like ass. — Baratunde R. Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: Remember something about attention. Yes, it's possible to buy, grab, or even steal it. But Remember something about attention. Yes, it's possible to buy, grab, or even steal it. But it's far better to earn it. — Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: New York has been the best gift, in that the city pushes me to so New York has been the best gift, in that the city pushes me to so many next levels. — Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: As I've submerged myself in news of the revolutions sweeping North Africa and the Middle As I've submerged myself in news of the revolutions sweeping North Africa and the Middle East, I wanted desperately to feel part of what was going on. And then it hit me: This is what white people were doing to me after Obama was elected! — Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: Knowing that "me" is inextricably linked to blackness, [I try to enjoy] the process of Knowing that "me" is inextricably linked to blackness, [I try to enjoy] the process of expanding beyond the expected boundaries set by existing culture, norms and media. — Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: There's certainly a lot of noise in the hip-hop world now [that] I don't pay There's certainly a lot of noise in the hip-hop world now [that] I don't pay active attention to, but to the extent that I represent some flavor of what's happening in hip-hop - it's subconscious. — Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: The Black Friend can prevent misunderstandings from escalating into an all-out conflagration, and all black The Black Friend can prevent misunderstandings from escalating into an all-out conflagration, and all black people benefit from these quiet acts of diplomacy, not just those who serve as Black Friends. — Baratunde R. Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: Oh, I'm following President Obama on Twitter. I like my black history in 140 characters Oh, I'm following President Obama on Twitter. I like my black history in 140 characters or less. — Baratunde R. Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: You will be very visible in the company photo, also the website and any other You will be very visible in the company photo, also the website and any other marketing materials. There's no way to avoid it. The photo will only be scheduled when you are in the office, so don't try pretending to be sick. They'll wait for you. — Baratunde R. Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: If you chose Option 2 [confrontation], you did well. People will be less likely to If you chose Option 2 [confrontation], you did well. People will be less likely to engage you in office small talk of any kind, but that's likely a benefit when you consider the fact that every ten minutes of office small talk takes one year off of your life. — Baratunde R. Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: Never mind that it's not owned by a black person anymore. You can still learn Never mind that it's not owned by a black person anymore. You can still learn a lot from BET. Primarily, you will learn that black people love reruns, and if you're lucky, you'll catch the Tyler Perry movie! I know the Internet Movie Database says Perry has written over ten films, and there may be several titles and even different casts, but if you've seen one Tyler Perry movie, you've experienced the entire cannon. The man has only made one film, and you can catch it on BET, repeatedly. — Baratunde R. Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: There's no perk in being closed-minded as a minority. It's never, ever, ever going to There's no perk in being closed-minded as a minority. It's never, ever, ever going to help you, ever. — Baratunde R. Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: As far as hip-hop is concerned, I'm no expert and rarely think consciously about how As far as hip-hop is concerned, I'm no expert and rarely think consciously about how I "represent" hip-hop. — Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: If there are segregated plates of fruit, I suggest a four-to-one ratio of non-watermelon to If there are segregated plates of fruit, I suggest a four-to-one ratio of non-watermelon to watermelon. Look, they know you want it. YOU know you want it. So if you conspicuously avoid it, that's an admission right there: guilt by omission. — Baratunde R. Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde Thurston: You can call me namastunde or surfatunde. Either works. You can call me namastunde or surfatunde. Either works. — Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: We do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard. We do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard. — Baratunde R. Thurston
Baratunde Thurston Sayings By Baratunde R. Thurston: For example, when the two of you are in the coffee room, she might say For example, when the two of you are in the coffee room, she might say to you, "Hey, we should just take all these white people's shit and burn it." But then she laughs, and you laugh, and another coworker enters the room, asking, "What's so funny?" and without missing a beat you both say, "Tina Fey! — Baratunde R. Thurston