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How To Be An Antiracist
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Ibram X. Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author, a professor of history and international relations, and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. A frequent public speaker, Kendi specializes in the history of racism and antiracism. He is the author of Stamped from the Beginning, which won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction, and the award-winning book The Black Campus Movement. Kendi has written numerous op-eds in periodicals like Black Perspectives, Salon, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Daily News, HuffPost, and The Root.

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"What do you do after you have written Stamped From the Beginning, an award-winning history of racist ideas? . . . If you're Ibram X. Kendi, you craft another stunner of a book. . . . What emerges from these insights is the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind, a confessional of self-examination that may, in fact, be our best chance to free ourselves from our national nightmare."--The New York Times

"Ibram Kendi is today's visionary in the enduring struggle for racial justice. In this personal and revelatory new work, he yet again holds up a transformative lens, challenging both mainstream and antiracist orthodoxy. He illuminates the foundations of racism in revolutionary new ways, and I am consistently challenged and inspired by his analysis. How to Be an Antiracist offers us a necessary and critical way forward."--Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestselling author of White Fragility "Ibram Kendi's work, through both his books and the Antiracist Research and Policy Center, is vital in today's sociopolitical climate. As a society, we need to start treating antiracism as action, not emotion--and Kendi is helping us do that."--Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race

"Ibrahim Kendi uses his own life journey to show us why becoming an antiracist is as essential as it is difficult. Equal parts memoir, history, and social commentary, this book is honest, brave, and most of all liberating."--James Forman, Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Locking Up Our Own "A boldly articulated, historically informed explanation of what exactly racist ideas and thinking are . . . [Kendi's] prose is thoughtful, sincere, and polished. This powerful book will spark many conversations."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A combination of memoir and extension of [Kendi's] towering Stamped from the Beginning . . . Never wavering . . . Kendi methodically examines racism through numerous lenses: power, biology, ethnicity, body, culture, and so forth. . . . This unsparing honesty helps readers, both white and people of color, navigate this difficult intellectual territory. . . . Essential."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "In this sharp blend of social commentary and memoir . . . Kendi is ready to spread his message, his stories serving as a springboard for potent explorations of race, gender, colorism, and more. . . . With Stamped From the Beginning, Kendi proved himself a first-rate historian. Here, his willingness to turn the lens on himself marks him as a courageous activist, leading the way to a more equitable society."--Library Journal (starred review)

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