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How to be an antiracist / Ibram X. Kendi.

Kendi, Ibram X., author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Roseau Public Library 305.8009 KEN (Text) 35500006214231 New Available -
Fertile Public Library 305.8009 KEN (Text) 33500013108519 New Checked out 10/04/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525509288
  • ISBN: 0525509283
  • Physical Description: [320] pages ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : One World, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Definitions -- Dueling consciousness -- Power -- Biology -- Ethnicity -- Body -- Culture -- Behavior -- Color -- White -- Black -- Class -- Space -- Gender -- Sexuality.
Summary, etc.: ""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." -- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    "When we realize old words do not exactly and clearly convey what we are trying to describe, we should turn to new words," writes Kendi, winner of the National Book Award for Stamped from the Beginning (2016), in his memoir-with-history about confronting personal racism and embracing antiracism. Accordingly, to contextualize his experience as a Black youth, budding scholar, ethicist, and activist, he defines different kinds of racism (biological, behavioral) and describes antiracist policies and terms in light of racial strife today. While admirably fit for agitating discussion, some terms are confusing and feel labored, like Kendi's hyphenated identifiers: gender-racism, queer-racism, class-racism, space-racism. And his descriptions of his life in Queens, New York, Manassas, Virginia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, seem structured to set himself up as proof of his sociological declaratives. (He decided to live in a poor neighborhood because he "believed culture filtered upward, that Black elites, in all our materialism, individualism, and assimilationism, needed to go to the ‘bottom' to be civilized.") Kendi does successfully model self-examination and inspires readers to consider whether ignorance or self-interest drives racist policies into reality. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ibram X. Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. A professor of history and international relations and a frequent public speaker, Kendi is a columnist at The Atlantic. He is the author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and The Black Campus Movement, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book prize. Kendi lives in Washington, D.C.

Subject: Kendi, Ibram X.
Anti-racism > United States.
Racism > Psychological aspects.
United States > Race relations.
Anti-racism.
Race relations.
Racism > Psychological aspects.
United States.
United States.

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