How to Be an Antiracist How to Be an Antiracist

How to Be an Antiracist

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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—now updated, with a new preface.

“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.

Politics & Current Events
August 13
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Avery&Bennett ,

Eye opening

This book has completely transformed how I think about race. I HIGHLY recommend for everyone, even those who say they are “not racist”

asexual_smol_bean ,

Surprised me

As a POC, I honestly thought I was pretty good at being “anti-racist” and didn’t need a book. However, this book really goes into internalized racism and how we can start fighting racism by changing our perceptions of it in the first place. I would totally recommend, not just for white people but all people. I’m just a teen and in these times seeing books like these is what gives me hope. Hope that we can make a better future for ourselves.

j-bone21 ,

Tremendously clear analysis

The way the concepts are introduced in tandem with examples from his life convey the personal effects of racism on real people. His writing is clear, logical, and he makes undeniable points against racist thought.

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