How to Be an Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi

How to Be an Antiracist

By Ibram X. Kendi

  • Release Date: 2019-08-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Size: 11.46 MB
Score: 3.5
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Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.

“The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”—The New York Times

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Time • NPR • The Washington Post • Shelf Awareness • Library Journal Publishers Weekly Kirkus Reviews

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.

Praise for How to Be an Antiracist

“Ibram X. Kendi’s new book, How to Be an Antiracist, couldn’t come at a better time. . . . Kendi has gifted us with a book that is not only an essential instruction manual but also a memoir of the author’s own path from anti-black racism to anti-white racism and, finally, to antiracism. . . .  How to Be an Antiracist gives us a clear and compelling way to approach, as Kendi puts it in his introduction, ‘the basic struggle we’re all in, the struggle to be fully human and to see that others are fully human.’ ”—NPR

“Kendi dissects why in a society where so few people consider themselves to be racist the divisions and inequalities of racism remain so prevalent. How to Be an Antiracist punctures the myths of a post-racial America, examining what racism really is—and what we should do about it.”Time

Reviews

  • Utter pseudo science trash

    1
    By crpg3317
    Please do not support the person who wrote this garbage
  • 🤮

    1
    By Turtledav
    A waste of paper back.
  • Makes some points. Mostly hypocritical

    2
    By Abbottpublic
    This book and author are mostly ensnared in the same “mirages” it preaches about. While some claims are thought provoking there is little data to draw conclusions to the associations. I will admit this is the issue with most sociology literary works or research for that matter. There is no test to rule out the author’s bias. It’s very hard to ignore the bias political undertones. If you already lean towards the authors hypothesis you will agree; if you are skeptical of his ideologies it will not convince you otherwise; if you are truly on the fence, there you will remain. In all, it perpetuates a divided country.
  • Eye opening, must read!

    5
    By _Chris2pher2_
    This is an essential read for anyone who wants to genuinely self-reflect, educate themselves and fight against the pervasive disease of racism. Brilliant analysis of how racism evolved and spread in our policies, minds and institutions. Key insights on how we all can be anti racist in every chapter. Read if you want to make a difference within yourself and in society.
  • Not so good

    1
    By Epicarism
    Didn’t like.
  • RACISM BEGETS RACISM

    1
    By Peg118
    BIGOT tells us ALL HOW to be a better BIGOT
  • I’m ‘

    4
    By htazsabza
    $&&
  • Read its totality before drawing conclusions

    5
    By A lotus for you
    A challenge doesn’t always make its full revelation at first glance. Deep work and personal growth aren’t instantaneous. They require perseverance and a willingness to acknowledge where one has erred or been socialized by dominant cultural forces. If you are willing to do this, then this a great book to read.
  • Vomit-inducing leftism

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    By Tigonie
    This was so bad I couldn’t even stomach it after the first chapter. It is blatantly rascist and close-minded, disrespectful to black people and discriminating to white people. It isn’t pellucid what he is actually trying to convey, his narrative reads more like a sentimental, though warped novel through a lens of divided racial groups, stereotypes and dizzying egotism. It’s a surprise to me how anyone in their right mind could praise of its non-existent „eye-opening“ qualities and verity. Recommend for the burn-bucket unless one wishes to strengthen their beliefs in the opposing idea or simply lower their IQ.
  • Meh

    1
    By Ry1001
    Mostly just leftist junk

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