How To Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
Not being racist is not enough. We have to be antiracist.
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In HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST Ibram X. Kendi, one of the world’s most influential scholars on racism, demolishes the idea of a post-racial society, punctures the myths and taboos that cloud our understanding of racism and presents a radically new approach to tackling it.
He shows how everyone is, at times, complicit in maintaining the structure of racism though we rarely realise it, and gives us the tools to identify and change those behaviours.
Uncompromising but essential, HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST sparked a new conversation about being antiracist around the world, showing that until we become part of the solution, we can only be part of the problem.
‘Transformative and revolutionary’ ROBIN DIANGELO, author of White Fragility
‘So vital’ IJEOMA OLUO, author of So You Want to Talk About Race
‘It feels like a light switch being flicked on’ OWEN JONES
Could hardly be more relevant ... it feels like a light switch being flicked on -- Owen Jones Transformative and revolutionary ... offers us a necessary and critical way forward -- Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind * New York Times * Vital... Whether you're an institution ... or an individual in moral paralysis, dumbfounded by the febrile emotions now at large ... you are not alone; hope is on its way -- Colin Grant * Observer * Shocking and provocative ... he uses his personal story to make his arguments so skilfully that the book is both a memoir and a strident call to arms * Irish Times * An electrifying combination of ethics, history, law and science, bringing it all together with an engaging personal narrative ... an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step * The Voice * One of the US's most respected scholars of race and history... Kendi's argument is brilliantly simple ... His honesty ... is one of the most powerful elements in this compelling book -- Afua Hirsch * Guardian * Gives us the tools to make changes in our own lives and society at large. A must-read -- June Sarpong, author of Diversify Makes clear how we all must engage in the essential soul-searching to understand our own racism and the personal action required to become antiracist -- Lord Herman Ouseley, former Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality and of Kick It Out This is no guidebook to getting woke ... Never wavering, Kendi methodically examines racism through numerous lenses: power, biology, ethnicity, body, culture, and so forth. This unsparing honesty helps readers, both white and people of colour, navigate this difficult intellectual territory. Essential * Kirkus * So vital. As a society, we need to start treating antiracism as action, not emotion - and Kendi is helping us do that -- Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race No less than a road map for social change through a remarkable, personal and deeply touching journey. If you take the business of fighting oppression seriously and want to make a difference, this is something you need to read -- Leslie Thomas, QC One of the pre-eminent intellectuals on race -- Owen Jones Groundbreaking, brilliant, fearless -- David Olusoga (on Stamped from the Beginning) * Observer * 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 * Everyone should have a copy of this important, poignant and timely book -- Christofere Fila * Amnest International UK * A work of immense moral authority, brilliantly told, it's deeply humane, revolutionary, essential -- Thomas Penn * History Today * An incredible book -- Gina Rubel * Techregister *
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