How to Be an Antiracist

By Ibram X. Kendi,

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'Transformative and revolutionary' ROBIN DIANGELO, author of White Fragility

'So vital' IJEOMA OLUO, author of So You Want to Talk About Race

In this rousing and deeply empathetic book, Ibram X. Kendi, one of the…

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2 authors picked How to Be an Antiracist as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book is a roadmap on how to be an inclusive leader. It explores the history of race in America through a firsthand account of Dr. Kendi.

In addition, the book explores the interpersonal and intrapersonal dimensions of cultural engagement. By doing so, it offers the tools needed to understand how to challenge your own biases, stereotypes, and prejudices. It also provides the invitation to pause, reflect, and grow by encouraging self-reflection. 

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What I love most about Kendi’s book is its almost rhythmic movement between the personal, the cultural, and the political. He makes visible his own journey toward anti-racism, interwoven with his journey toward anti-sexism, anti-homophobia, anti-transphobia. And he leaves essential breadcrumbs behind – a set of distinctions to help see the world in a new way. The net effect is a powerful invitation into self-transformation from “not racist” to “anti-racist,” one that is having massive ripple effects in our culture as people take up the charge, and that I have found moving and valuable. 

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