How to Be an Antiracist

How to Be an Antiracist

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 together 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.

Title:How to Be an Antiracist
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525509288
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    How to Be an Antiracist Reviews

  • Raymond

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many A...

  • Christine

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-whi...

  • Traci at The Stacks

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with th...

  • Chris Blocker

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life—his second awakening, the birth...

  • Claudia Amendola

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC.Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any c...

  • Allison

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There’s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi’s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir...

  • Mara

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled ...

  • Ryan Ebling

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating....

  • Calvinist Batman

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, ...

  • Chaitra

    I liked most of it, identified with some assimilationist thoughts I’d been thinking after moving to the United States (in India, being one of the majority I didn’t really have to think about carry...