1. A lot of white people like black people. They buy hip-hop, they watch black athletic and sports figures and it’s super popular — from jazz through hip-hop. Having a black friend is a mark of progressive success as a white person. And the black person is usually seen as their asset. It’s like: I’m cooler by proxy.

    — Baratunde Thuston, on why it’s important for white people to have a black friend

  2. baratunde thurston

    how to be black

    the onion