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The Open Mind

Cultivating Wit

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Internet trailblazer, comedic philosopher and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir How to Be Black Baratunde Thurston intimately examines the identity politics, social attitudes and moral conscience of the American experience through humor that embraces humanity.

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