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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 euitable societ I m going to need some time to properly review this but for now GO READ THIS BOOK

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How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America but even fundamentally points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other In How to be an Antiracist Kendi It s not enough to just one deem oneself no racist it s the action self reflecting changing habits thoughts ideologies and activism that mattersSome of the main pointsShowing that each ethnic group can be racist not just white peopleDefining the important term of anti racist instead of just being not racist leading to active improvement instead of passive stagnation and thinking that just believing is enoughRethinking many of the stereotypes and prejudices regarding how society deals with established normsTrying to open new ways of thinking about race and identifyIntegrating feminism and LGBTCritical self reflection introspection self analysis considering were the own blind spots may lie The irony of white supremacy against other white people they don t likeKendi is in a special position he does amazing research lives in a moment where many other progressive authors spread positive ideas he can work with and culminates it to some of the best writing about one of the crucial themes of the 21st centurySome reviewers may mock that there are no real solutions offered just well argued tips personal experiences and self improvement manuals but that s unfair I would rather say that there is at the moment just no real solution it s a uestion of time and cultural evolution The people who would really have to read this work won t and the readers that are already active and trying to do something can get better in their endeavors but breeding new and better epigenetic traits just takes timeThe criticism is especially unfair too because Kendi offers much of himself very personal and intimate details to provide enough examples and illustrative material and that s always coming with the problem of the replication crisis It worked well for one person ok but what about me And the billions of others what about them But it s meant as an example to show that everyone can be successful in self detecting potential racism bombs inside one s mindsetThere is not much new under the sun so most of the ideas have already been thought but it s Kendi s enthusiasm and deep honest belief in a real option for change that makes this book special It s also something for the optimistic emotional humanities focused readers because it doesn t really focus on meta but on the personal levelThere is a bit of a contradiction between Kendi s other work Stamped Racism Antiracism and You A Remix of the National Book Award winning Stamped from the Beginninghttpswwwgoodreadscombookshow5and this oneBecause the sheer description of the extent and causes of the dilemma seem so overwhelmingly daunting it subjectively seems as if Kendi is trying to spread optimism and hope although the current state of the affairs around the world is than intimidatingOld pessimist that I am I prefer the direct in your face approach of books like 2 of the best current nonfiction describing the problems this book tries to solveDiAngelo Robin s White Fragilityhttpswwwgoodreadscombookshow4and Eddo Lodge Reni s Why I am no longer talking to white people about racehttpswwwgoodreadscombookshow3They both show the not so obvious hidden prejudices resentments and all the evil isms growing on this and similar ground their mechanisms and sad real life examples Not giving real hope but sensitizing for forgotten subconsciously working problems Subjectively I deem understanding the meta problems important than personal growth because just the ones willing to change will go through this difficult process while a change in politics affects everyone no matter what shehe thinks but this also has to start at a point with each individual And that s where How to be an Antiracist shinesI am absolutely not sure if this is ingenious or a bit overhyped I simply don t know enough about this extremely complex and new contexts but everything enabling an open debate is worth it The only problem and small criticism I have is that the true great ideas of how to improve one s mentality are mixed up with some unnecessary possibly not standing the test of time ideas that are based on subjective opinion and own thesis Especially the difference between white on black racism vs black on white racism not to forget the hundreds of varieties not mentioned Without that it would have been better because that s still an open field of study happening at the moment involving statistics sociology psychology politics economics and similar stuff just far too complex and interwoven to come up with one solution or explanation and this could lead to confusion and misunderstandings and it could be used to criticize this amazing work A wiki walk can be as refreshing to the mind as a walk through nature in this completely overrated real life outside books

Ibram X. Kendi · 8 review

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 together an electrifying combination of ethics history law and science bringing it all together with an Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already especially by women of color activistsorganizers So while I think it s a really good book for anyone still trying to gleam out their own concepts of race and how to actively engage with racism I didn t come away with that much reading this Which I personally think is a positive and shows what a great job people who engage in antiracism work have been doing I know Kendi is less hopeful about the power of educationawareness and I agree that it has limitations when it comes to just creating positive outcomes but I think it s really important work for allies to help them engage in a helpful and fruitful manner I actually also really liked the way Kendi traces his own evolution over time with regards to race and I think its uite helpful for making it easier for readers to engage with their own thinking on race without feeling the typical shame and defensive people can face when confronting their own ideology on race Anyway overall I really think it s a good read and would definitely recommend it to people who at this moment are also trying to figure out their own thinking on race and the best ways on engaging to help reduce the racial disparities rampant in the US


10 thoughts on “How to Be an Antiracist

  1. says:

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the nam

  2. says:

    I appreciated this book and felt disappointed by it too so if you want a non controversial review scroll over to something else for now I felt most grateful for Ibram Kendi’s argument that you either are racist or antiracist and there’s no real in between – that by passively being “non racist” you collude in racism by allowing racis

  3. says:

    It´s not enough to just one deem oneself no racist it´s the action self reflecting changing habits thoughts ideologies and activism that mattersSome of the main pointsShowing that each ethnic group can be racist not just white peopleDefining the important term of anti racist instead of just being not racist leading to active impro

  4. says:

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already especially by women of color activistsorganizers So while I think it's a re

  5. says:

    I listened to this book on audio and it is narrated by the author so I highly recommend that format Although I

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    Some cultures mandate that rape victims must be killed and adulterers stoned; that females shouldn't be educated drive or show their faces in public Some cultures revere nature and strive to live in harmony with it while others endeavor to control it down to the chromosomal level andor pollute indiscriminately Some produce the Magna Carta and Shakespeare and others dissolve into violence and a failed state Despite these self evi

  7. says:

    Disclaimer I received an ARC via Netgalley Shortly after I finished this book I put a uote from it up on the board in my classroom At one point Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti white and a form of genocide on whites This is in addition to the attacks on non whites The interesting thing is that th

  8. says:

    I’m going to need some time to properly review this but for now GO READ THIS BOOK

  9. says:

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARCOkay I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism raci

  10. says:

    The entire book is powerful valuable informative engaging straight to the point I own itand am keeping itI purchased these books knowing nothing specificthe Audio and physical bookknowing I was going to have a book discussion I was PLEASANTLY surprised how much I enjoyed every moment of it Cherithank you to you too for encouraging