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How To Be an Antiracist

How To Be an Antiracist (Hardback)

By Kendi, Ibram X.

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He provides a comprehensive account of the misconceptions that so often cloud our understanding - from arguments about what race is and whether racial differences exist - and the complications that arise when race intersects with ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality.

ISBN 9781847925992
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Published 15 August 2019 by Vintage
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ISBN-13 9781847925992
ISBN-10 1847925995
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Publisher Vintage
Imprint The Bodley Head Ltd
Publication Date 15 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kendi, Ibram X.
Category Social & Political Philosophy
Social Theory
Multicultural Studies
Equal Opportunities
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 31mm
Weight 437g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Anti-racism - United States, Racism - Psychological aspects, United States - Race relations
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 305.8001
Catalogue Code 997216

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Description of this Book

When it comes to racism, neutrality is not an option. No one thinks of themselves as racist - and yet the divisions and inequalities of racism are all around us. In this bold and uncompromising book, Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracism Research and Policy Center, explains why this is - and why not being racist is not enough. He explains that racism is so engrained in our history and our society that we often fail to recognise it, especially in ourselves. It is also so taboo that we are scared to admit it when we do. But we all occasionally think or even do things that are racist, including people of colour. And the most common of these careless, ignorant, self-harming and racist acts is when we deny that racism has anything to do with us. This is why being an antiracist is so hard: it requires us to shake off our fears and assumptions and be honest with ourselves. Using his extraordinary gifts as a teacher and story-teller, Kendi helps us in this task by describing with moving humility his own journey from racism to antiracism. He provides a comprehensive account of the misconceptions that so often cloud our understanding - from arguments about what race is and whether racial differences exist - and the complications that arise when race intersects with ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality. In the process he demolishes the myth of the `post-racial' society and builds from the ground up a vital new understanding of racism - what it is, where it is hidden, how to identify it and what to do about it.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Groundbreaking, brilliant, fearless -- David Olusoga (on Stamped from the Beginning) * Observer * A powerful, thought-provoking book that features a dizzying array of characters, deftly navigates complex intellectual terrain and draws on a wealth of evidence -- (on Stamped from the Beginning) * Literary Review * You should read it for its arguments about what racism is ... Nor should you dodge it on the basis that you knew all this already - like me, you almost certainly didn't -- David Aaronovitch (on Stamped from the Beginning) * The Times * Lucid, accessible, unyielding ... Kendi's most important insight might help rethink anti-racist activism -- Sadiah Qureshi (on Stamped from the Beginning) * New Statesman * I can't say whether Ibram X Kendi's Stamped from the Beginning will offend most white people (though I'm willing to bet it will offend some), but he damn sure names white supremacy for what it is -- Mark Anthony Neal * Guardian *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Ibram X. Kendi is founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University in Washington, DC, where he is a Professor of History and International Relations. His previous books are Stamped from the Beginning- The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, Winner of the National Book Award 2016, and The Black Campus Movement, Winner of the W. E. B. Du Bois Book Prize. He is also a columnist at the Atlantic.

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