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June 3, 2020

Brené with Ibram X. Kendi
on How to Be an Antiracist

I’m talking with professor Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and the Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. We talk about racial disparities, policy, and equality, but we really focus on How to Be an Antiracist, which is a groundbreaking approach to understanding uprooting racism and inequality in our society and in ourselves.

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Guest Info

Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. KendiDr. Ibram X. Kendi is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and the Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. He is an Ideas Columnist at The Atlantic, and a correspondent with CBS News. He is the author of four books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and the New York Times bestsellers How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds. His next book, Antiracist Baby, will be published in June 2020.

Show Notes

How to Be an AntiracistHow to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

A groundbreaking approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves. 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, Dr. 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 a 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.

Antiracist Baby, by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Ibram X. Kendi co-authored with Jason Reynolds

The American Nightmare, by Ibram X. Kendi, The Atlantic 

Dying of Whiteness: How The Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland by Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD,

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Suicide Statistics

What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP

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