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How to Be an Antiracist
How to Be an Antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi
From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a refreshing approach that will radically reorient America on the urgent issues of race, justice, and equality. 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. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, 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 his memoir, Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science--including the story of his own awakening to antiracism--bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form. He begins by helping us rethink our most deeply held, if implicit, beliefs and our most intimate personal relationships (including beliefs about race and IQ and interracial social relations) and reexamines the policies and larger social arrangements we support. How to Be an Antiracist promises to become an essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.
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One of those books you think everyone should read. I actually liked Stamped From The Beginning better, but I think this is more user friendly and accessible. Would recommend them both.

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lahousewyfe
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This book. If you are interested in deepening your understanding of racial issues, this book is necessary reading. It is easy to understand though challenging to read as it pushes against all barriers. It changed the way I view myself, my interactions with others, and my world. I now continue my journey to being Antiracist.

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lahousewyfe
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Reading "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi and found this. THIS is what I mean when I rail against injustice and racism and why I am taking the time to study race in our country. I'm sorry it took me so long to come around. I'm sorry that it took my own self-interest to make it happen.

I forgive myself for taking so long. I rejoice that I am here now. And I know I have a long way to go.❤️

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alyxyo
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Hard-hitting in its sociopolitical calls for action, cathartic in the frankness and transparency of the author's ongoing antiracist development, and compellingly written throughout -- I have to buy a copy of this to reread and share and meditate on soon.

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alyxyo
How to Be an Antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi

"The problem of race has always been at its core the problem of power, not the problem of immorality or ignorance."

I've noted more quotes from this book than I'll ever be able to share with Litsy's character limit, but this is a hard truth I'm still internalizing and the key to working toward antiracism: first, we must understand what racism is and is not.

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Floresj
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Great book. Kendi uses his life to walk us through each area of racism- biology, culture, behavior, color, space, gender, class, etc- and it‘s racist and antiracist policies. The idea of focusing on removing racist policies and voting for antiracist policy makers resonated for me. Gave me a lot to think about and I respect Kendi‘s vulnerability to discuss his mistakes and triumphs.

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Christine
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I‘m really moved by Kendi‘s clear framework and specific language for understanding racism, and by his argument for a laser focus on changing and preventing racist policies. It‘s not good enough to claim to be, or even strive to be, “not racist” - Kendi discusses the many times he‘s confronted his own racist ideas and beliefs. His definition of “antiracist” is powerful, optimistic, and action-oriented, and I hope it catches on in a big way.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I have this on my #ARC stack. Looking forward to it! 3w
cathipink I wish I could perpetually see your tbr- I love the books you choose and hearing what you think (although I suppose Litsy suffices pretty well 🙂). 3w
Christine @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay! I hope you are as impressed by it as I was! 3w
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Christine @cathipink Aww, what a lovely thing to say! We must be kindred book spirits. ❤️ 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Christine I‘m guessing I will be. I just finished a more historical social justice book, and this should be a good follow up to it. (edited) 3w
Christine @BarbaraTheBibliophage Excellent - I really need to read White Rage, have returned to the library unread multiple times. 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Christine It‘s very good, and not all that long. But she wastes no words, so it‘s packed with history. 3w
RaimeyGallant Sold! 3w
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alyxyo
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Taking a break from Marvel Comics for this gem just as it debuts on the #nytbestseller list.

"We know how to be racist. We know how to pretend to be not racist. Now let's know how to be antiracist."

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JoyBlue
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I'm glad to have been able to read this so soon after publication. More importantly, I appreciate the opportunity to learn a better framework and more accurate language/thought process.

It's too soon for me to “rate“ the book. I need to process. I may never actually quantify. The subject matter is critically important. The author is thoughtful and intelligent. Let's get to the work that needs to be done—on ourselves and our society.

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Aimeesue
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#Stella‘s keeping my lap warm while I start this one, which I‘ve been looking forward to. Stamped from the Beginning was excellent, and this one promises to be as well. Kendi is scheduled to be on NPR‘s 1A tomorrow, and I want to listen to that interview too.

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KatieDid927
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Imperative. #ARC

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akaGingerK
How to Be an Antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi
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Starting this ARC, but slowly, as I can‘t stop “hearing” it in Christopher Dontrell Piper‘s distinctive voice. (Piper is the narrator for the audiobook of Kendi‘s Stamped From the Beginning, which I‘ve been listening to for ages. I‘m a slow listener!)

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