what I read this Christmas

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This Christmas I sat beside the tree and read this book. I laughed out loud.  What a hilarious book by a hilarious fellow. And even with the light hearted humor the book noted some truths that I allude to on this blog and in life in general.  My favorite quote from the book is one where Thurston explains, most outrageously, how to be a visible black person in America. In it he notes that the first thing you need to be is male. He writes: “Overlooking the contribution and perspectives of black woman is essential to the media narrative of the black experience (p. 68).”  Wow. Black female invisibility is real.

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