CANCELED: How to be black: A lesson with Baratunde Thurston

Feb 03, 2012

Note to readers: This chat has been canceled due to some technical difficulties. However, Baratunde will take the questions that have been submitted and answer them later today in a blog post. As soon as it's up, we'll link to it from this page. We're sorry for any inconvenience, but please check back later for answers to your questions. Thank you.

Baratunde, do you feel that your school credentials help you by opening doors to new possibilities, or harm you by giving the perception of being above them and not able to really understand "blackness"?

Hi Baratunde, I'm curious how do you feel about the changes that have happened to DC since you left? Does the city still feel the same to you? Better or worse? As for me, I'm happy about the decline in crime, but I think the city is losing it's "personality."

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Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston is the director of digital at The Onion, the cofounder of Jack & Jill Politics, a stand-up comedian, and a globe-trotting speaker. He was named one of the 100 most influential African Americans of 2011 by The Root, one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company magazine, and will be giving the opening keynote address at SXSW Interactive 2012. Then-Senator Barack Obama called him "someone I need to know." Baratunde resides in Brooklyn and lives on Twitter (@baratunde).
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