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Ibram X. Kendi

Autore di How to Be an Antiracist

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Ibram Xolani Kendi was born in New York City in 1982. He received undergraduate degrees in journalism and African American studies from Florida A&M University in 2004. He worked as a journalist before receiving a doctoral degree in African American studies from Temple University in 2010. He is mostra altro currently an assistant professor of African American history at the University of Florida. He has published fourteen essays in books and academic journals including The Journal of African American History, Journal of Social History, Journal of Black Studies, Journal of African American Studies, and The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture. His first book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972, was written under the pen name Ibram H. Rogers. His second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
Fonte dell'immagine: Author and historian Ibram X. Kendi at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=84785637

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Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. 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, 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.… (altro)
 
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PendleHillLibrary | 99 altre recensioni | May 7, 2024 |
While this book is EXCELLENT, it took me a long time to get through it because it is very dense with information. I'd listen for a while and then I'd have to listen to something else as like a "palate cleanser" and let my subconscious parse out the information and absorb it. Then I'd go back for a while and then I'd have to have a break. Consequently, 19 hours of listening took me almost 6 months!

While very dense, the information is illuminating. I learned so much from this book. A lot of history of racism in general and in specifics. We're literally trying to undo over 400 years of racist beliefs. Obviously, that's not going to take just a day to get rid of.

If you read it or listen to it and find yourself spacing out with it, put it down for a bit! Read something else and come back. The information is worth coming back for. Just as it's worth taking breaks from it in order to process what you've been reading/listening.
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Valerie.Michigan | 66 altre recensioni | May 3, 2024 |
While this book is EXCELLENT, it took me a long time to get through it because it is very dense with information. I'd listen for a while and then I'd have to listen to something else as like a "palate cleanser" and let my subconscious parse out the information and absorb it. Then I'd go back for a while and then I'd have to have a break. Consequently, 19 hours of listening took me almost 6 months!

While very dense, the information is illuminating. I learned so much from this book. A lot of history of racism in general and in specifics. We're literally trying to undo over 400 years of racist beliefs. Obviously, that's not going to take just a day to get rid of.

If you read it or listen to it and find yourself spacing out with it, put it down for a bit! Read something else and come back. The information is worth coming back for. Just as it's worth taking breaks from it in order to process what you've been reading/listening.
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Valerie.Michigan | 66 altre recensioni | May 3, 2024 |
Exhilarating and epic.

I usually end up rolling my eyes at "everything you thought you knew was wrong" style books, because - no matter how well-intentioned - there comes a point when it's hard to believe that out of every human on earth, we've all been going the wrong way and only the Messiah-like author can save us. But this is actually not Kendi's aim. Instead he draws on a rich vein of historical sources and some impeccable research to explain the points-of-view of those who already knew what we should be doing, contrasting it with his own development as a young dark-skinned black man growing up in the USA, filled with his own biases, bigotries, and fears. We emerge from the final chapter not, perhaps, with an answer on what we need to do to solve the impacts of racism in our society, but certainly with an awareness of innovative, powerful, and practical tools at our disposal.

One caveat for international readers like myself: this book is not a "beginner's guide" in any sense - to the problems of racism, to sociology, to history. It was written by a highly-educated, intellectual, deeply progressive American who writes for The Atlantic and he assumes his audience are highly-educated, intellectual, deeply progressive Americans who probably read The Atlantic. As a result, I got a bit lost occasionally when American history and slang played major roles in some chapters, or when the discussion veered off into modern academic theories on race and discrimination. (Kendi himself acknowledges that he doesn't use some of these phrases when talking to laypeople!) That's not a complaint - after all, this is an American book for Americans; I'm the problem child for reading it in my far-flung corner of the earth.

Yet I don't say that to put you off the book. It still has a lot to say on how we process our individual biases, instilled in us over a lifetime, and I will be reflecting upon it for a long time to come.
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therebelprince | 99 altre recensioni | Apr 21, 2024 |

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