“Breaking the Rules of Blackness”: Toure’s Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?

In this video clip, Toure reads from his latest book Who’s Afraid of Post- Blackness: How to be Black Now. He shares with listeners quite poetically his experience of sky- diving and how a comment from a couple of middle- aged African American men: “Brother, black people don’t do that” could have prevented him from drawing closer to God. He “went sky-diving and ended up in church.” He let go of the rule during that free fall and walked away knowing himself more fully– as a human being.


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