TheGrio interview: Touré talks 'post-blackness'

theGRIO VIDEO - TheGrio sits down with author and social commentator Touré to discuss his new book, 'Who's Afraid of Post Blackness'...

Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.

If you’re African-American, would you eat fried chicken or watermelon in a room full of white people?

Do black people need to act as a unified “army,” constantly fighting the vestiges of racism, or should they feel free to be as individual as they want to be, even if that means jumping out of airplanes, going to the opera, or other things that some blacks cast off as “acting white?”

And is there just one way to “be black?”

On Friday, theGrio sat down with author and social commentator Touré to discuss his new book, Who’s Afraid of Post Blackness, in which he tackles the complexities of being black in the post-Black (but not really post-racial) era. Touré interviewed over 150 people for the book, including artists, entertainers, professors and fellow writers, each of whom discussed the sometimes complex meaning of “black” in America today.

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