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How To Be an Antiracist

ISBN 
9781847925992
Format 
Hardback
Recommended Price 
R250.00
Published 
September 2019
About the book: 
Not being racist is not enough. We have to be antiracist.
 
In this rousing and deeply empathetic book, Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracism Research and Policy Center, shows that when it comes to racism, neutrality is not an option: until we become part of the solution, we can only be part of the problem.
 
Using his extraordinary gifts as a teacher and story-teller, Kendi helps us recognise that everyone is, at times, complicit in racism whether they realise it or not, and by describing with moving humility his own journey from racism to antiracism, he shows us how instead to be a force for good. Along the way, Kendi punctures all the myths and taboos that so often cloud our understanding, from arguments about what race is and whether racial differences exist to 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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About the Author

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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