How to Be an Antiracist
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Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction: Kendi’s highly acclaimed book, Stamped From The Beginning, was a New York Times bestseller, a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and nominated for the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Nonfiction. It was also included on many Best Books of 2016 lists, including The Boston Globe, Kirkus,The Washington Post, The Root, Chicago Review of Books, and Buzzfeed.
Kendi is the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University as well as a Professor of History and International Relations. He is also the editor of Black Perspectives, the leading online platform for public scholarship on global black thought, history, and culture. He works with the Random House Speakers Bureau and addresses colleges and universities across the country.
From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a bracingly original approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.
Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America—but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. In How to be an Antiracist, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.
In this book, Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science, bringing it all together with an engaging personal narrative of his own awakening to antiracism. How to Be an Antiracist is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.
Story Locale: United States of America.