How to Be an Antiracist (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher 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

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—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.

Ibram X. Kendi
hr min
August 13
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

DrivnNAbug ,

Wonderful storytelling, humor, and teaching

I think he does a wonderful job of weaving storytelling & humor into teaching. So it’s not dry at all. Highly recommend. If you want to get real school-ish, there’s also a workbook that you can buy to accompany the book.

Mom of 3 awsome's ,

Not relevant

None of this is about the title. Very disappointing! Not all life experiences are due to your race. Success and failure is in each person.

Literary Fan ,

Hopeful, helpful, eye-opening

This book should be mandatory. I cannot believe that I just now read it in June 2020 because of the BLM protests, which I support in every way. At 65 years old, having been in college with Renne Edgars, and always thinking myself accepting, and open, and loving of everyone, this book knocked me on my butt in a good way! This has to be mandatory reading for everyone.

It is a little repetative because it needs to be — because otherwise how are we ever going to get it through our heads how much work we have to do!

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