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Author: Ibram X. Kendi Narrator: Ibram X. Kendi Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2019 ISBN: 9781984832214
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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.

“The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it—and then dismantle it.”

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.

Advance praise for How to Be an Antiracist

“This latest from the National Book Award–winning author is no guidebook to getting woke. . . . Rather, it is a combination of memoir and extension of . . . Kendi’s towering Stamped From the Beginning that leads readers through a taxonomy of racist thought to anti-racist action. . . . Never wavering . . . Kendi methodically examines racism through numerous lenses: power, biology, ethnicity, body, culture, and so forth. . . . If Kendi is justifiably hard on America, he’s just as hard on himself. . . . This unsparing honesty helps readers, both white and people of color, navigate this difficult intellectual territory. Not an easy read but an essential one.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“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 Download and start listening now!

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  • 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
  • “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)

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Kuehm | 10/9/2019

    " I’m not done yet but this book I will listen to multiple times. It is not a book just to enlighten the white race, it’s for everyone. However I feel it is my obligation as someone with the privilege of living as a human labeled as white to become more mindful of how the world has worked to perpetuate inequities. I Incredibly timely blend of personal and historical explanation of how racism is imbedded in our country. Definitions and examples give clarity to how to identify racist ideas and actions in your life and around you. No judgement just clear definitions differentiating various forms of racism such as behavioral and cultural. Author holds no punches and even acknowledges personal cultural racism. "

About the Author

Ibram X. Kendi is an award-winning historian, New York Times bestselling author, and winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction. He is the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. He is a columnist at The Atlantic, a professor of history and international relations, and a frequent public speaker. His Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America won the National Book Award for nonfiction, and his The Black Campus Movement won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book prize.