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How to Be an Antiracist
How to Be an Antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi
From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a refreshing approach that will radically reorient America on the urgent issues of race, justice, and equality. Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. In his memoir, Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science--including the story of his own awakening to antiracism--bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form. He begins by helping us rethink our most deeply held, if implicit, beliefs and our most intimate personal relationships (including beliefs about race and IQ and interracial social relations) and reexamines the policies and larger social arrangements we support. How to Be an Antiracist promises to become an essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.
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Holliesplaining
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Trying to get a book club up and running with some local guys starting with this one. I feel like I should be taking notes because I want to fully absorb what I‘m reading here.

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Emilymdxn
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#24b4monday @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

Really valuable book covering a popular topic from a new angle for me. Kendi‘s way of thinking and writing reminded me of 60s and 70s thinkers on racism and it was fascinating seeing it applied to 2019. His writing about racism towards white people was a new way of looking at it that im glad I read, and the final essay I‘m not gong to spoil but it was Unbelievable. Highly recommended!

Andrew65 This is one I want to read seeing this review and a previous one earlier this week. Follows on nicely from Roots which I have just finished. 2w
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Emilymdxn
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#24b4monday @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

My grand reading total for yesterday - just under an hour lol, but I had an 8 hour workday followed by someone‘s leaving drinks followed by a date with my boyfriend so i did alright I think! Today I‘m going to get a tiny bit of reading in then I‘m heading to bottomless brunch for someone‘s birthday so just a bit today, hopefully more tomorrow 💛

Andrew65 You did well to get an hour in. 😳 2w
tpixie Wow busy, fun days! Enjoy what Reading time you have and enjoy the rest also!!! 🥳📚🥳 2w
jb72 You got more time in than me! So glad you joined us. 🎉 2w
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Bookleah Hi! I‘m new and so happy to find this community! Can someone explain the #24b4monday to my please? 2w
Emilymdxn @Bookleah totally! I think it‘s the last weekend of every month, the rough goal is to aim to read for 24 hours over Friday Saturday and Sunday and post about it using the hashtag. There‘s absolutely no pressure to do 24 tho, I normally aim for 4 or so and I‘ve only ever seen one or two people manage 24! It‘s super chill and fun and you should join in next month! If you follow the three hosts tagged in my post you can find out about the next one! 2w
Emilymdxn @bookleah it‘s a lovely community and I‘m happy to have you around! Comment on any of my or anyone else‘s posts if you‘re curious about more stuff, everyone is super friendly and helpful and we all love getting new people on board 2w
Bookleah Thank you! That‘s an intense goal but I love the motivation! I‘m now following you and the hosts;) Thanks again! Happy reading! @Emilymdxn 2w
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lele1432
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Didn't even realize it's #24b4Monday again! Think I'm going to have to add this one. This post isn't meant to be "political" - it's just about life. I work in a corporate office & had to overhear 2 co-workers say in no uncertain terms racial slurs are no big deal, we've heard worse, & should just get over it. That racial slurs should be normalized is disgusting. I don't understand why it's my job to educate the ignorant but it's exhausting. #NFNov

rsteve388 I want to read this book so bad I am still waiting!! 2w
rsteve388 Also I hear this post. 2w
lele1432 @rsteve388 💞 my hold came in so I have to go ahead and read it! Today just incited so. much. rage. 😠 2w
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Aimeesue SUCH a great book! Sorry about your ignorant coworkers. That makes me sad. And quite angry, tbh. 2w
lele1432 @Aimeesue I've had my eye on it for a while! Glad to hear it's good! And thank you. I normally don't let certain comments bother me. People are entitled to their opinions. But to be so blatantly insensitive just made for a bad day.😞 2w
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4thhouseontheleft 😡 For me, whenever I feel confronted, and tired about calling out unjust behavior and comments and racial slurs, I remind myself of my place of privilege. PoC have to deal with this kind of crap every day, they can‘t just “take a break”. Those little reminders help me. 2w
4thhouseontheleft But I‘m sure you know that. ☺️ And I‘m sorry you were put in that position. 2w
lele1432 @4thhouseontheleft yes that is so true!! 2w
Eggbeater I feel like people think they've been given the green light to wear their racism proudly out in the open these days. I feel like we're going back in time, but maybe that's only my perception. Maybe it's always been this bad and I just didn't see. 2w
Tamra Ugh 2w
lele1432 @Eggbeater it certainly feels like we've taken steps backward. I feel like not too long ago people at least weren't as bold about it. I listen to older generations like my parents, who lived through segregation, and they feel like people have become emboldened. I hope we course-correct quickly and begin to move forward again. 2w
Andrew65 This is beyond shocking and makes me feel sick. We have to fight this with every fibre of our being. 2w
lele1432 @Andrew65 it's just so disappointing and discouraging. 😞 2w
Aimeesue @Andrew65 Amen to that. 2w
cathipink Ugh, I'm so sorry. 2w
Andrew65 @lele1432 And some! 😢 2w
Andrew65 To use an old quote, ‘The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing‘. So we all have a responsibility to stand up! @lele1432 @Aimeesue 2w
lele1432 @Andrew65 that is such an excellent quote!! Absolutely the truth. 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz A recent conversation took place between my daughter (B) and my neighbour's daughter (A) that went somewhat like this: A: What witch are you? (my daughter was dressed as a witch for Halloween) My daughter started speaking. She's only 3 and hasn't been to school so she doesn't speak like the locals. B went: oh! She's speaking 'Chong ching'! Definitely Chinese! I was so so mad! The girl was only 10! And already a racist! 2w
lele1432 @Jee_HookedOnBookz I am so sorry. Racism is bad enough with adults, but I hate that our kids have to grow up around it. I can't believe her parents or guardians or whomever taught her that! But I shouldn't be surprised. 😞 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz THank you for your kind words, Kaleah. And yes, I shouldn't be surprised too. Looks like we still have a long way to go... :( 2w
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ElectricKatyLand
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Excellent, accessible, powerful. Dr. Kendi distinguishes between “racist“ and “anti-racist“ ideas, policies, and actions in a variety of contexts. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in learning more about the ways in which racism undermines our values and communities, and the ways in which we're all guilty to some degree. Being an anti-racist is an active role that anyone can play.

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I put in a full day of travel from Portland to Chicago, Chicago to Memphis and this book accompanied me from plane to plane. It‘s a heavy subject matter but an important one, the author is insightful and challenging. He doesn‘t shy away from asking the uncomfortable questions, people should be uncomfortable. I‘m excited to finish it on my return trip.

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charl08
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...the idea that directly experienced violence is endemic....

Aimeesue This is SUCH a great book! 1mo
charl08 @Aimeesue I'm impressed he's made it so readable given the heavy topic. 1mo
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SW-T
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Wore bookish socks and earrings today. Schedule cleared up last minute so was able to catch an interesting discussion with Ibram Kendi and the panel he was on.

#TexasBookFestival

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Mentallofilth
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The best book on antiracism and social justice I‘ve read in ages. There is a lot that upends modern social justice doctrine in here, but I think it is approachable, smart, and well-written, easy to follow for newbies but with a lot of depth.

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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This book is effective at unpacking the details of racism, anti-racism, and all of the dreaded middle ground terms like colorblind and “not racist.” Kendi makes a strong and intersectional case. Now that I‘ve listened to it front->back, I will keep it for future reference. His chapters are organized so you can easily just grab parts.

Full Review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019 #diverseauthors #socialjustice #thanksnetgalley

BarbaraTheBibliophage The content is amazing, but I‘m mixed about his narration. Sometimes his passionate delivery worked for me, but other times it just felt strident and like he was yelling at me. YMMV (edited) 2mo
Amandajoy I was thinking about getting this on audible, but sounds like I may enjoy it in print better. Thank you. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Amandajoy You‘re welcome. I hope you find it valuable, however you read it. 2mo
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charl08
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"No one becomes a racist or antiracist. We can only strive to be one or the other.... Like fighting an addiction, being an antiracist requires permanent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination."

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Scribd is my secret weapon when I get super behind (always!) on my NetGalley list. Listening to this terrific read, and realizing that I‘m going to need to see the words, at least intermittently. It‘s densely packed with ideas.

Aimeesue Fabulous book. Incredibly insightful and thought- provoking. I love the way Kendi reframed the racist/anti-racist discussion. ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
TheBookbabeblog84 I just got “Stamped from the beginning” in the mail today. And I can‘t wait to dive in. This one if next on my list too. (edited) 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheBookbabeblog84 I have his first book on my Kindle shelf. I‘m going to predict I‘ll get to it sooner rather than later, considering how I already feel about this one. He will be speaking in Harrisburg, PA on Sunday, Oct. 6. I‘m hoping to go hear him! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Aimeesue I‘m barely into it, and I couldn‘t agree more. 2mo
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Jen2
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This one was intense but completely worth reading.

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Erinreadsthebooks
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I went to the library between books. It‘s like going to the grocery store on an empty stomach. 🤷‍♀️

tjwill Truth. 3mo
LiteraryinLititz So true! 3mo
mcctrish Ooh I want all of these 3mo
JennyM 😬🤣😬🤣 3mo
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SW-T
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One of those books you think everyone should read. I actually liked Stamped From The Beginning better, but I think this is more user friendly and accessible. Would recommend them both.

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lahousewyfe
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This book. If you are interested in deepening your understanding of racial issues, this book is necessary reading. It is easy to understand though challenging to read as it pushes against all barriers. It changed the way I view myself, my interactions with others, and my world. I now continue my journey to being Antiracist.

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Reading "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi and found this. THIS is what I mean when I rail against injustice and racism and why I am taking the time to study race in our country. I'm sorry it took me so long to come around. I'm sorry that it took my own self-interest to make it happen.

I forgive myself for taking so long. I rejoice that I am here now. And I know I have a long way to go.❤️

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alyxyo
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Hard-hitting in its sociopolitical calls for action, cathartic in the frankness and transparency of the author's ongoing antiracist development, and compellingly written throughout -- I have to buy a copy of this to reread and share and meditate on soon.

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alyxyo
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"The problem of race has always been at its core the problem of power, not the problem of immorality or ignorance."

I've noted more quotes from this book than I'll ever be able to share with Litsy's character limit, but this is a hard truth I'm still internalizing and the key to working toward antiracism: first, we must understand what racism is and is not.

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Floresj
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Great book. Kendi uses his life to walk us through each area of racism- biology, culture, behavior, color, space, gender, class, etc- and it‘s racist and antiracist policies. The idea of focusing on removing racist policies and voting for antiracist policy makers resonated for me. Gave me a lot to think about and I respect Kendi‘s vulnerability to discuss his mistakes and triumphs.

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Christine
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I‘m really moved by Kendi‘s clear framework and specific language for understanding racism, and by his argument for a laser focus on changing and preventing racist policies. It‘s not good enough to claim to be, or even strive to be, “not racist” - Kendi discusses the many times he‘s confronted his own racist ideas and beliefs. His definition of “antiracist” is powerful, optimistic, and action-oriented, and I hope it catches on in a big way.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I have this on my #ARC stack. Looking forward to it! 3mo
cathipink I wish I could perpetually see your tbr- I love the books you choose and hearing what you think (although I suppose Litsy suffices pretty well 🙂). 3mo
Christine @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay! I hope you are as impressed by it as I was! 3mo
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Christine @cathipink Aww, what a lovely thing to say! We must be kindred book spirits. ❤️ 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Christine I‘m guessing I will be. I just finished a more historical social justice book, and this should be a good follow up to it. (edited) 3mo
Christine @BarbaraTheBibliophage Excellent - I really need to read White Rage, have returned to the library unread multiple times. 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Christine It‘s very good, and not all that long. But she wastes no words, so it‘s packed with history. 3mo
RaimeyGallant Sold! 3mo
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alyxyo
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Taking a break from Marvel Comics for this gem just as it debuts on the #nytbestseller list.

"We know how to be racist. We know how to pretend to be not racist. Now let's know how to be antiracist."

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JoyBlue
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I'm glad to have been able to read this so soon after publication. More importantly, I appreciate the opportunity to learn a better framework and more accurate language/thought process.

It's too soon for me to “rate“ the book. I need to process. I may never actually quantify. The subject matter is critically important. The author is thoughtful and intelligent. Let's get to the work that needs to be done—on ourselves and our society.

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Aimeesue
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#Stella‘s keeping my lap warm while I start this one, which I‘ve been looking forward to. Stamped from the Beginning was excellent, and this one promises to be as well. Kendi is scheduled to be on NPR‘s 1A tomorrow, and I want to listen to that interview too.

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KatieDid927
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Imperative. #ARC

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akaGingerK
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Starting this ARC, but slowly, as I can‘t stop “hearing” it in Christopher Dontrell Piper‘s distinctive voice. (Piper is the narrator for the audiobook of Kendi‘s Stamped From the Beginning, which I‘ve been listening to for ages. I‘m a slow listener!)

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