Baratunde Thurston: Race, media & Election 2012

Social commentator Baratunde Thurston, author of the New York Times bestseller How to Be Black, will speak on “Birth Certificates, Fact Checkers and the Art of Negrospotting: A Look at Race, Comedy, and Politics in the 2012 Election” on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Fulton 511. Named one of the 100 most influential African Americans, Thurston is a popular speaker with a large following on Twitter and YouTube. He served as digital director for The Onion and co-founded the blog Jack & Jill Politics. Sponsor: African and African Diaspora Studies Program
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