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June 5, 2018 30 min

Baratunde Thurston is a comedian, writer and activist who has worked at The Onion and The Daily Show. He is the author of "How to Be Black," a satirical guide to better understanding issues around race.

Baratunde talks with Bassem about being Black in America, the different stories that Americans tell themselves about their country, and how he has been able to tell his own story, on his terms.

If you have questions or comments for Bassem, tweet them to him at @Byoussef with the hashtag #askbassem, email remade@cafe.com, or call 785-422-7736 (785-4-BASSEM) and leave a voicemail.

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