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Black Lives Matter Book of the Week

Posted on: December 15, 2020

You Can Keep That to Yourself

You Can Keep That to Yourself

A Comprehensive List of What Not to Say to Black People, for Well-Intentioned People of Pallor by Adam Smyer

How do you write something humorous about racism in America? If you are Adam Smyer, an attorney, martial artist, and mediocre bass player, you create this handy alphabetized list of things white people ought not to say to black people in the workplace. How to use: Whenever the reader is tempted to blurt out an observation about our hair or to liken their Tesla lease to slavery, ask for a moment to consult this reference. If the keen insight the reader wants to share is listed herein, “You Can Keep That to Yourself.”

“Guaranteed to leave some Black folks chuckling in recognition while White colleagues cringe in embarrassment. A bitingly humorous compendium of the absurd subtle racism of the American workplace.” –Kirkus Reviews

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