How to Be an Antiracist

How to Be an Antiracist

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. In How to be an Antiracist, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but eve...

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Title:How to Be an Antiracist
Author:Ibram X. Kendi
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0525509283
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

How to Be an Antiracist Reviews

  • Misha
    Jul 06, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

    Quotes from unproofed arc: "I do not use 'microagressions' anymore. I detest the post-racial platform that supported its sudden popularity. I detest its component parts--'micro' and 'aggression.' A persistent daily low hum of racist abuse is not minor. I use the term 'abuse' because...

  • Chris Blocker
    Jul 03, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

  • Christine
    May 09, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

  • Catie
    Sep 06, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

  • Tonstant Weader
    Aug 29, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

    Quotes from unproofed arc: "I do not use 'microagressions' anymore. I detest the post-racial platform that supported its sudden popularity. I detest its component parts--'micro' and 'aggression.' A persistent daily low hum of racist abuse is not minor. I use the term 'abuse' because...

    Everyone needs to read this book. I was truly amazed at the authors self examination. ...

    This book was one of the best books I've read. I study and write about the history of race in America, so I'm often reading books and articles on the topic. Most of those books and articles seem inaccessible to people who don't study history or race. I would recommend Kendi's book to a...

    Five luminous ? ????stars! This is a bold book of reckoning. Kudos to Ibram Kendi for having the testicular fortitude to bring new ideas to the marketplace. Although antiracism isn?t necessarily a brand new idea, Kendi has placed his indelible stamp on it and will now ...

    I liked most of it, identified with some assimilationist thoughts I?d been thinking after moving to the United States (in India, being one of the majority I didn?t really have to think about carrying the burden of a nation in how I presented myself), and a lot of the racist ideolog...

    I have confidence that this book, when finally born into the world, is going to grow into a movement that will do incredible things. I'm a white woman. I'd like to think that I'm "not a racist". The problem is that I don't know what I don't know. This book was carefully crafted to ...

    Essential for anyone living in the United States. Kendi presents a unified theory of tolerance (though that's probably the wrong word) that feels both obvious and revelatory. The title is almost a misnomer. Kendi makes it clear that if you're exclusively antiracist, you're missing ...

    How to Be an Anti-Racist rethinks some of the orthodoxies of dismantling racism. It follows Kendi?s personal journey from the ?respectability politics? of assimilation to the anti-racist understanding that there is nothing wrong with Black culture and the old respectability polit...

  • Traci at The Stacks
    May 24, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

  • Alix
    Aug 08, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

    Quotes from unproofed arc: "I do not use 'microagressions' anymore. I detest the post-racial platform that supported its sudden popularity. I detest its component parts--'micro' and 'aggression.' A persistent daily low hum of racist abuse is not minor. I use the term 'abuse' because...

    Everyone needs to read this book. I was truly amazed at the authors self examination. ...

    This book was one of the best books I've read. I study and write about the history of race in America, so I'm often reading books and articles on the topic. Most of those books and articles seem inaccessible to people who don't study history or race. I would recommend Kendi's book to a...

    Five luminous ? ????stars! This is a bold book of reckoning. Kudos to Ibram Kendi for having the testicular fortitude to bring new ideas to the marketplace. Although antiracism isn?t necessarily a brand new idea, Kendi has placed his indelible stamp on it and will now ...

    I liked most of it, identified with some assimilationist thoughts I?d been thinking after moving to the United States (in India, being one of the majority I didn?t really have to think about carrying the burden of a nation in how I presented myself), and a lot of the racist ideolog...

    I have confidence that this book, when finally born into the world, is going to grow into a movement that will do incredible things. I'm a white woman. I'd like to think that I'm "not a racist". The problem is that I don't know what I don't know. This book was carefully crafted to ...

    Essential for anyone living in the United States. Kendi presents a unified theory of tolerance (though that's probably the wrong word) that feels both obvious and revelatory. The title is almost a misnomer. Kendi makes it clear that if you're exclusively antiracist, you're missing ...

    How to Be an Anti-Racist rethinks some of the orthodoxies of dismantling racism. It follows Kendi?s personal journey from the ?respectability politics? of assimilation to the anti-racist understanding that there is nothing wrong with Black culture and the old respectability polit...

    For a review of this book, I want to first point you toward Sonya (@wocreader)'s review on here, which is basically perfect and says more about this book and its content and writing style than I would've articulated myself. I couldn't agree more with her review, especially these points...

    Felt like an angrier non-sports version of Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White to me. Both books target racism at their potential sources, present studies/reports that support an argument, and propose actions that may change or address an issue i...

    I will be curious to hear what some of my more woke friends think about this when it comes out (I have an advance copy for review for On the Same Page). I have not read enough in this genre/on this topic to judge. What I did like was his honesty and vulnerability: he accuses his own pa...

  • Tessy Consentino
    Sep 10, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

  • Edward ott
    Sep 15, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

    Quotes from unproofed arc: "I do not use 'microagressions' anymore. I detest the post-racial platform that supported its sudden popularity. I detest its component parts--'micro' and 'aggression.' A persistent daily low hum of racist abuse is not minor. I use the term 'abuse' because...

    Everyone needs to read this book. I was truly amazed at the authors self examination. ...

  • Bethany
    Sep 03, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

    Quotes from unproofed arc: "I do not use 'microagressions' anymore. I detest the post-racial platform that supported its sudden popularity. I detest its component parts--'micro' and 'aggression.' A persistent daily low hum of racist abuse is not minor. I use the term 'abuse' because...

    Everyone needs to read this book. I was truly amazed at the authors self examination. ...

    This book was one of the best books I've read. I study and write about the history of race in America, so I'm often reading books and articles on the topic. Most of those books and articles seem inaccessible to people who don't study history or race. I would recommend Kendi's book to a...

    Five luminous ? ????stars! This is a bold book of reckoning. Kudos to Ibram Kendi for having the testicular fortitude to bring new ideas to the marketplace. Although antiracism isn?t necessarily a brand new idea, Kendi has placed his indelible stamp on it and will now ...

    I liked most of it, identified with some assimilationist thoughts I?d been thinking after moving to the United States (in India, being one of the majority I didn?t really have to think about carrying the burden of a nation in how I presented myself), and a lot of the racist ideolog...

    I have confidence that this book, when finally born into the world, is going to grow into a movement that will do incredible things. I'm a white woman. I'd like to think that I'm "not a racist". The problem is that I don't know what I don't know. This book was carefully crafted to ...

    Essential for anyone living in the United States. Kendi presents a unified theory of tolerance (though that's probably the wrong word) that feels both obvious and revelatory. The title is almost a misnomer. Kendi makes it clear that if you're exclusively antiracist, you're missing ...

    How to Be an Anti-Racist rethinks some of the orthodoxies of dismantling racism. It follows Kendi?s personal journey from the ?respectability politics? of assimilation to the anti-racist understanding that there is nothing wrong with Black culture and the old respectability polit...

    For a review of this book, I want to first point you toward Sonya (@wocreader)'s review on here, which is basically perfect and says more about this book and its content and writing style than I would've articulated myself. I couldn't agree more with her review, especially these points...

    Felt like an angrier non-sports version of Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White to me. Both books target racism at their potential sources, present studies/reports that support an argument, and propose actions that may change or address an issue i...

    I will be curious to hear what some of my more woke friends think about this when it comes out (I have an advance copy for review for On the Same Page). I have not read enough in this genre/on this topic to judge. What I did like was his honesty and vulnerability: he accuses his own pa...

    Privileged to receive an advance reader?s edition. A fantastic, challenging, yet hopeful book - nothing short of mind-altering. Please read this and tell everyone you know to do the same. ...

    It took me about a week to read &, in the beginning, parts of it were hard for me to wrap my brain around; I would have to put down the book & think about it awhile, then continue my reading later. Kendi tells his personal history through various lenses that make up each chapte...

    (3.5 stars) How To Be An Antiracist is truly revolutionary. I was expecting this book to be affirming; similar to Alexander?s The New Jim Crow, I was expecting to readily agree with everything Kendi said. I was not expecting Kendi to challenge many of my own beliefs and thought pa...

    Thought-provoking, insightful, powerful and intimate, How to Be an Antiracist deftly weaves together personal memoir with essays on racism and anti-racism in a way that feels both public and intensely personal. Add this to your library of important works on race in America. In some way...

  • Stacia
    Sep 20, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

    Quotes from unproofed arc: "I do not use 'microagressions' anymore. I detest the post-racial platform that supported its sudden popularity. I detest its component parts--'micro' and 'aggression.' A persistent daily low hum of racist abuse is not minor. I use the term 'abuse' because...

    Everyone needs to read this book. I was truly amazed at the authors self examination. ...

    This book was one of the best books I've read. I study and write about the history of race in America, so I'm often reading books and articles on the topic. Most of those books and articles seem inaccessible to people who don't study history or race. I would recommend Kendi's book to a...

    Five luminous ? ????stars! This is a bold book of reckoning. Kudos to Ibram Kendi for having the testicular fortitude to bring new ideas to the marketplace. Although antiracism isn?t necessarily a brand new idea, Kendi has placed his indelible stamp on it and will now ...

    I liked most of it, identified with some assimilationist thoughts I?d been thinking after moving to the United States (in India, being one of the majority I didn?t really have to think about carrying the burden of a nation in how I presented myself), and a lot of the racist ideolog...

    I have confidence that this book, when finally born into the world, is going to grow into a movement that will do incredible things. I'm a white woman. I'd like to think that I'm "not a racist". The problem is that I don't know what I don't know. This book was carefully crafted to ...

    Essential for anyone living in the United States. Kendi presents a unified theory of tolerance (though that's probably the wrong word) that feels both obvious and revelatory. The title is almost a misnomer. Kendi makes it clear that if you're exclusively antiracist, you're missing ...

    How to Be an Anti-Racist rethinks some of the orthodoxies of dismantling racism. It follows Kendi?s personal journey from the ?respectability politics? of assimilation to the anti-racist understanding that there is nothing wrong with Black culture and the old respectability polit...

    For a review of this book, I want to first point you toward Sonya (@wocreader)'s review on here, which is basically perfect and says more about this book and its content and writing style than I would've articulated myself. I couldn't agree more with her review, especially these points...

    Felt like an angrier non-sports version of Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White to me. Both books target racism at their potential sources, present studies/reports that support an argument, and propose actions that may change or address an issue i...

    I will be curious to hear what some of my more woke friends think about this when it comes out (I have an advance copy for review for On the Same Page). I have not read enough in this genre/on this topic to judge. What I did like was his honesty and vulnerability: he accuses his own pa...

    Privileged to receive an advance reader?s edition. A fantastic, challenging, yet hopeful book - nothing short of mind-altering. Please read this and tell everyone you know to do the same. ...

    It took me about a week to read &, in the beginning, parts of it were hard for me to wrap my brain around; I would have to put down the book & think about it awhile, then continue my reading later. Kendi tells his personal history through various lenses that make up each chapte...

  • Andre
    Jul 25, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

    Quotes from unproofed arc: "I do not use 'microagressions' anymore. I detest the post-racial platform that supported its sudden popularity. I detest its component parts--'micro' and 'aggression.' A persistent daily low hum of racist abuse is not minor. I use the term 'abuse' because...

    Everyone needs to read this book. I was truly amazed at the authors self examination. ...

    This book was one of the best books I've read. I study and write about the history of race in America, so I'm often reading books and articles on the topic. Most of those books and articles seem inaccessible to people who don't study history or race. I would recommend Kendi's book to a...

    Five luminous ? ????stars! This is a bold book of reckoning. Kudos to Ibram Kendi for having the testicular fortitude to bring new ideas to the marketplace. Although antiracism isn?t necessarily a brand new idea, Kendi has placed his indelible stamp on it and will now ...

  • Nate
    Jul 01, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

    Quotes from unproofed arc: "I do not use 'microagressions' anymore. I detest the post-racial platform that supported its sudden popularity. I detest its component parts--'micro' and 'aggression.' A persistent daily low hum of racist abuse is not minor. I use the term 'abuse' because...

    Everyone needs to read this book. I was truly amazed at the authors self examination. ...

    This book was one of the best books I've read. I study and write about the history of race in America, so I'm often reading books and articles on the topic. Most of those books and articles seem inaccessible to people who don't study history or race. I would recommend Kendi's book to a...

    Five luminous ? ????stars! This is a bold book of reckoning. Kudos to Ibram Kendi for having the testicular fortitude to bring new ideas to the marketplace. Although antiracism isn?t necessarily a brand new idea, Kendi has placed his indelible stamp on it and will now ...

    I liked most of it, identified with some assimilationist thoughts I?d been thinking after moving to the United States (in India, being one of the majority I didn?t really have to think about carrying the burden of a nation in how I presented myself), and a lot of the racist ideolog...

    I have confidence that this book, when finally born into the world, is going to grow into a movement that will do incredible things. I'm a white woman. I'd like to think that I'm "not a racist". The problem is that I don't know what I don't know. This book was carefully crafted to ...

    Essential for anyone living in the United States. Kendi presents a unified theory of tolerance (though that's probably the wrong word) that feels both obvious and revelatory. The title is almost a misnomer. Kendi makes it clear that if you're exclusively antiracist, you're missing ...

    How to Be an Anti-Racist rethinks some of the orthodoxies of dismantling racism. It follows Kendi?s personal journey from the ?respectability politics? of assimilation to the anti-racist understanding that there is nothing wrong with Black culture and the old respectability polit...

    For a review of this book, I want to first point you toward Sonya (@wocreader)'s review on here, which is basically perfect and says more about this book and its content and writing style than I would've articulated myself. I couldn't agree more with her review, especially these points...

    Felt like an angrier non-sports version of Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White to me. Both books target racism at their potential sources, present studies/reports that support an argument, and propose actions that may change or address an issue i...

    I will be curious to hear what some of my more woke friends think about this when it comes out (I have an advance copy for review for On the Same Page). I have not read enough in this genre/on this topic to judge. What I did like was his honesty and vulnerability: he accuses his own pa...

    Privileged to receive an advance reader?s edition. A fantastic, challenging, yet hopeful book - nothing short of mind-altering. Please read this and tell everyone you know to do the same. ...

  • Raymond
    Aug 08, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

  • Sarah
    Sep 01, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

    Quotes from unproofed arc: "I do not use 'microagressions' anymore. I detest the post-racial platform that supported its sudden popularity. I detest its component parts--'micro' and 'aggression.' A persistent daily low hum of racist abuse is not minor. I use the term 'abuse' because...

    Everyone needs to read this book. I was truly amazed at the authors self examination. ...

    This book was one of the best books I've read. I study and write about the history of race in America, so I'm often reading books and articles on the topic. Most of those books and articles seem inaccessible to people who don't study history or race. I would recommend Kendi's book to a...

    Five luminous ? ????stars! This is a bold book of reckoning. Kudos to Ibram Kendi for having the testicular fortitude to bring new ideas to the marketplace. Although antiracism isn?t necessarily a brand new idea, Kendi has placed his indelible stamp on it and will now ...

    I liked most of it, identified with some assimilationist thoughts I?d been thinking after moving to the United States (in India, being one of the majority I didn?t really have to think about carrying the burden of a nation in how I presented myself), and a lot of the racist ideolog...

    I have confidence that this book, when finally born into the world, is going to grow into a movement that will do incredible things. I'm a white woman. I'd like to think that I'm "not a racist". The problem is that I don't know what I don't know. This book was carefully crafted to ...

    Essential for anyone living in the United States. Kendi presents a unified theory of tolerance (though that's probably the wrong word) that feels both obvious and revelatory. The title is almost a misnomer. Kendi makes it clear that if you're exclusively antiracist, you're missing ...

    How to Be an Anti-Racist rethinks some of the orthodoxies of dismantling racism. It follows Kendi?s personal journey from the ?respectability politics? of assimilation to the anti-racist understanding that there is nothing wrong with Black culture and the old respectability polit...

    For a review of this book, I want to first point you toward Sonya (@wocreader)'s review on here, which is basically perfect and says more about this book and its content and writing style than I would've articulated myself. I couldn't agree more with her review, especially these points...

  • Chaitra
    Aug 16, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

    Quotes from unproofed arc: "I do not use 'microagressions' anymore. I detest the post-racial platform that supported its sudden popularity. I detest its component parts--'micro' and 'aggression.' A persistent daily low hum of racist abuse is not minor. I use the term 'abuse' because...

    Everyone needs to read this book. I was truly amazed at the authors self examination. ...

    This book was one of the best books I've read. I study and write about the history of race in America, so I'm often reading books and articles on the topic. Most of those books and articles seem inaccessible to people who don't study history or race. I would recommend Kendi's book to a...

    Five luminous ? ????stars! This is a bold book of reckoning. Kudos to Ibram Kendi for having the testicular fortitude to bring new ideas to the marketplace. Although antiracism isn?t necessarily a brand new idea, Kendi has placed his indelible stamp on it and will now ...

    I liked most of it, identified with some assimilationist thoughts I?d been thinking after moving to the United States (in India, being one of the majority I didn?t really have to think about carrying the burden of a nation in how I presented myself), and a lot of the racist ideolog...

  • Allison
    Apr 27, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

  • Beth M.
    Sep 08, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

    Quotes from unproofed arc: "I do not use 'microagressions' anymore. I detest the post-racial platform that supported its sudden popularity. I detest its component parts--'micro' and 'aggression.' A persistent daily low hum of racist abuse is not minor. I use the term 'abuse' because...

    Everyone needs to read this book. I was truly amazed at the authors self examination. ...

    This book was one of the best books I've read. I study and write about the history of race in America, so I'm often reading books and articles on the topic. Most of those books and articles seem inaccessible to people who don't study history or race. I would recommend Kendi's book to a...

    Five luminous ? ????stars! This is a bold book of reckoning. Kudos to Ibram Kendi for having the testicular fortitude to bring new ideas to the marketplace. Although antiracism isn?t necessarily a brand new idea, Kendi has placed his indelible stamp on it and will now ...

    I liked most of it, identified with some assimilationist thoughts I?d been thinking after moving to the United States (in India, being one of the majority I didn?t really have to think about carrying the burden of a nation in how I presented myself), and a lot of the racist ideolog...

    I have confidence that this book, when finally born into the world, is going to grow into a movement that will do incredible things. I'm a white woman. I'd like to think that I'm "not a racist". The problem is that I don't know what I don't know. This book was carefully crafted to ...

    Essential for anyone living in the United States. Kendi presents a unified theory of tolerance (though that's probably the wrong word) that feels both obvious and revelatory. The title is almost a misnomer. Kendi makes it clear that if you're exclusively antiracist, you're missing ...

    How to Be an Anti-Racist rethinks some of the orthodoxies of dismantling racism. It follows Kendi?s personal journey from the ?respectability politics? of assimilation to the anti-racist understanding that there is nothing wrong with Black culture and the old respectability polit...

    For a review of this book, I want to first point you toward Sonya (@wocreader)'s review on here, which is basically perfect and says more about this book and its content and writing style than I would've articulated myself. I couldn't agree more with her review, especially these points...

    Felt like an angrier non-sports version of Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White to me. Both books target racism at their potential sources, present studies/reports that support an argument, and propose actions that may change or address an issue i...

    I will be curious to hear what some of my more woke friends think about this when it comes out (I have an advance copy for review for On the Same Page). I have not read enough in this genre/on this topic to judge. What I did like was his honesty and vulnerability: he accuses his own pa...

    Privileged to receive an advance reader?s edition. A fantastic, challenging, yet hopeful book - nothing short of mind-altering. Please read this and tell everyone you know to do the same. ...

    It took me about a week to read &, in the beginning, parts of it were hard for me to wrap my brain around; I would have to put down the book & think about it awhile, then continue my reading later. Kendi tells his personal history through various lenses that make up each chapte...

    (3.5 stars) How To Be An Antiracist is truly revolutionary. I was expecting this book to be affirming; similar to Alexander?s The New Jim Crow, I was expecting to readily agree with everything Kendi said. I was not expecting Kendi to challenge many of my own beliefs and thought pa...

    Thought-provoking, insightful, powerful and intimate, How to Be an Antiracist deftly weaves together personal memoir with essays on racism and anti-racism in a way that feels both public and intensely personal. Add this to your library of important works on race in America. In some way...

    Wow. I?m not sure where to even begin with this one and whatever I write will surely not do justice to the complexity of ideas presented here, so please just bear with me. I?ve spent the last month or so slowly working my way through this book. Reading and re-reading sentences to w...

  • Gabby
    Sep 04, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

    Quotes from unproofed arc: "I do not use 'microagressions' anymore. I detest the post-racial platform that supported its sudden popularity. I detest its component parts--'micro' and 'aggression.' A persistent daily low hum of racist abuse is not minor. I use the term 'abuse' because...

    Everyone needs to read this book. I was truly amazed at the authors self examination. ...

    This book was one of the best books I've read. I study and write about the history of race in America, so I'm often reading books and articles on the topic. Most of those books and articles seem inaccessible to people who don't study history or race. I would recommend Kendi's book to a...

  • Ryan Ebling
    Jul 09, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

  • Will Ejzak
    Sep 05, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

    Quotes from unproofed arc: "I do not use 'microagressions' anymore. I detest the post-racial platform that supported its sudden popularity. I detest its component parts--'micro' and 'aggression.' A persistent daily low hum of racist abuse is not minor. I use the term 'abuse' because...

    Everyone needs to read this book. I was truly amazed at the authors self examination. ...

    This book was one of the best books I've read. I study and write about the history of race in America, so I'm often reading books and articles on the topic. Most of those books and articles seem inaccessible to people who don't study history or race. I would recommend Kendi's book to a...

    Five luminous ? ????stars! This is a bold book of reckoning. Kudos to Ibram Kendi for having the testicular fortitude to bring new ideas to the marketplace. Although antiracism isn?t necessarily a brand new idea, Kendi has placed his indelible stamp on it and will now ...

    I liked most of it, identified with some assimilationist thoughts I?d been thinking after moving to the United States (in India, being one of the majority I didn?t really have to think about carrying the burden of a nation in how I presented myself), and a lot of the racist ideolog...

    I have confidence that this book, when finally born into the world, is going to grow into a movement that will do incredible things. I'm a white woman. I'd like to think that I'm "not a racist". The problem is that I don't know what I don't know. This book was carefully crafted to ...

    Essential for anyone living in the United States. Kendi presents a unified theory of tolerance (though that's probably the wrong word) that feels both obvious and revelatory. The title is almost a misnomer. Kendi makes it clear that if you're exclusively antiracist, you're missing ...

  • Becki
    Aug 01, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

    Quotes from unproofed arc: "I do not use 'microagressions' anymore. I detest the post-racial platform that supported its sudden popularity. I detest its component parts--'micro' and 'aggression.' A persistent daily low hum of racist abuse is not minor. I use the term 'abuse' because...

    Everyone needs to read this book. I was truly amazed at the authors self examination. ...

    This book was one of the best books I've read. I study and write about the history of race in America, so I'm often reading books and articles on the topic. Most of those books and articles seem inaccessible to people who don't study history or race. I would recommend Kendi's book to a...

    Five luminous ? ????stars! This is a bold book of reckoning. Kudos to Ibram Kendi for having the testicular fortitude to bring new ideas to the marketplace. Although antiracism isn?t necessarily a brand new idea, Kendi has placed his indelible stamp on it and will now ...

    I liked most of it, identified with some assimilationist thoughts I?d been thinking after moving to the United States (in India, being one of the majority I didn?t really have to think about carrying the burden of a nation in how I presented myself), and a lot of the racist ideolog...

    I have confidence that this book, when finally born into the world, is going to grow into a movement that will do incredible things. I'm a white woman. I'd like to think that I'm "not a racist". The problem is that I don't know what I don't know. This book was carefully crafted to ...

  • Carmel Hanes
    Sep 07, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

  • Pouting Always
    Sep 21, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

  • Calvinist Batman
    Sep 02, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

  • Claudia Amendola
    Apr 30, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

  • Debbie Notkin
    Sep 10, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

  • Cavak
    Jun 28, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

    Quotes from unproofed arc: "I do not use 'microagressions' anymore. I detest the post-racial platform that supported its sudden popularity. I detest its component parts--'micro' and 'aggression.' A persistent daily low hum of racist abuse is not minor. I use the term 'abuse' because...

    Everyone needs to read this book. I was truly amazed at the authors self examination. ...

    This book was one of the best books I've read. I study and write about the history of race in America, so I'm often reading books and articles on the topic. Most of those books and articles seem inaccessible to people who don't study history or race. I would recommend Kendi's book to a...

    Five luminous ? ????stars! This is a bold book of reckoning. Kudos to Ibram Kendi for having the testicular fortitude to bring new ideas to the marketplace. Although antiracism isn?t necessarily a brand new idea, Kendi has placed his indelible stamp on it and will now ...

    I liked most of it, identified with some assimilationist thoughts I?d been thinking after moving to the United States (in India, being one of the majority I didn?t really have to think about carrying the burden of a nation in how I presented myself), and a lot of the racist ideolog...

    I have confidence that this book, when finally born into the world, is going to grow into a movement that will do incredible things. I'm a white woman. I'd like to think that I'm "not a racist". The problem is that I don't know what I don't know. This book was carefully crafted to ...

    Essential for anyone living in the United States. Kendi presents a unified theory of tolerance (though that's probably the wrong word) that feels both obvious and revelatory. The title is almost a misnomer. Kendi makes it clear that if you're exclusively antiracist, you're missing ...

    How to Be an Anti-Racist rethinks some of the orthodoxies of dismantling racism. It follows Kendi?s personal journey from the ?respectability politics? of assimilation to the anti-racist understanding that there is nothing wrong with Black culture and the old respectability polit...

    For a review of this book, I want to first point you toward Sonya (@wocreader)'s review on here, which is basically perfect and says more about this book and its content and writing style than I would've articulated myself. I couldn't agree more with her review, especially these points...

    Felt like an angrier non-sports version of Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White to me. Both books target racism at their potential sources, present studies/reports that support an argument, and propose actions that may change or address an issue i...

  • Mara
    Aug 15, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

  • The Black Syllabus
    Sep 04, 2019

    It is only fitting that this book is being released after the past several weeks of racists attacks by politicians and mass shootings in the name of White Supremacy. After witnessing these acts many Americans will say "I'm not like that, I'm not a racist. I don't have a racist bone in ...

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Shortly after I finished this book, I put a quote from it up on the board in my classroom. At one point, Kendi argues that white supremacy is also anti-white and a form of genocide on whites. This is in addition to the attacks on non-whi...

    So great. What an amazing human Kendi is. His ability to reflect on his own racist actions and thoughts is profound. I love his approach and think his insights are fantastic. The use of memoir with the definitions of types of racism and antiracism are really smart. I really enjoyed thi...

    Someone lent this to me because they found it really useful and resourceful for thinking about antiracism especially in the context of doing organizing. I did enjoy the reading the book but I also think personally I had been exposed to a lot of these same ideas already, especially by w...

    I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformation he made in the final year of his life?his second awakening, the birth of el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. In these days, el-Shabazz embraced the idea that there w...

    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Okay, I worry about the ratings this book will get and whether or not they are truly honest. North Americans have an extremely bad habit of being so far left that any criticism of commentary on sexism, racism, homophobia, etc means you?re a racist/...

    I want all of America to do a big book club with this book. There?s so much here and I want to write a full review of this books brilliance - Kendi?s straightforward definitions, his use of memoir and history. What surprised me the most is I wasn?t sure I agreed with everything h...

    How many times is Dr Kendi going to write a book that changes my life? So far, he's done it twice. This book has the potential to change the world. I am not exaggerating. ...

    This book offers an honest detailing of how Kendi's view of himself as a black man in America evolved over time, and how his understanding of racism morphed as he matured and experienced various influences in an environment that continues to display policies and institutional structure...

    Part memoir, part literature review, and part manifesto, this should be required reading for EVERYONE. Kendi dives deeply into the (shockingly short!) history of racism to explore the roots of racist policies and brutally self-reflect on the origins of his own racist ideas. A lot of th...

    Kendi brings the same strong moral vision to his memoir as he did to his powerful history of American racism, STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Though I would say I personally preferred his voice channeled in the historical non-fiction genre over the memoir/personal essay genre, this is stil...

    Should be required reading for everyone. ...

    SUMMARY This book stirred many thoughts and convictions in me. I didn't realize Kendi's church background. When reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, it felt like he was an atheist (which he might be). I didn't think he understood w...

    Ibram X. Kendi established himself as a pivotal thinker on racism with Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award. Now he is making headlines everywhere with this book, which can be framed as the personal and specifi...

    Quotes from unproofed arc: "I do not use 'microagressions' anymore. I detest the post-racial platform that supported its sudden popularity. I detest its component parts--'micro' and 'aggression.' A persistent daily low hum of racist abuse is not minor. I use the term 'abuse' because...

    Everyone needs to read this book. I was truly amazed at the authors self examination. ...

    This book was one of the best books I've read. I study and write about the history of race in America, so I'm often reading books and articles on the topic. Most of those books and articles seem inaccessible to people who don't study history or race. I would recommend Kendi's book to a...

    Five luminous ? ????stars! This is a bold book of reckoning. Kudos to Ibram Kendi for having the testicular fortitude to bring new ideas to the marketplace. Although antiracism isn?t necessarily a brand new idea, Kendi has placed his indelible stamp on it and will now ...

    I liked most of it, identified with some assimilationist thoughts I?d been thinking after moving to the United States (in India, being one of the majority I didn?t really have to think about carrying the burden of a nation in how I presented myself), and a lot of the racist ideolog...

    I have confidence that this book, when finally born into the world, is going to grow into a movement that will do incredible things. I'm a white woman. I'd like to think that I'm "not a racist". The problem is that I don't know what I don't know. This book was carefully crafted to ...

    Essential for anyone living in the United States. Kendi presents a unified theory of tolerance (though that's probably the wrong word) that feels both obvious and revelatory. The title is almost a misnomer. Kendi makes it clear that if you're exclusively antiracist, you're missing ...

    How to Be an Anti-Racist rethinks some of the orthodoxies of dismantling racism. It follows Kendi?s personal journey from the ?respectability politics? of assimilation to the anti-racist understanding that there is nothing wrong with Black culture and the old respectability polit...

    For a review of this book, I want to first point you toward Sonya (@wocreader)'s review on here, which is basically perfect and says more about this book and its content and writing style than I would've articulated myself. I couldn't agree more with her review, especially these points...

    Felt like an angrier non-sports version of Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White to me. Both books target racism at their potential sources, present studies/reports that support an argument, and propose actions that may change or address an issue i...

    I will be curious to hear what some of my more woke friends think about this when it comes out (I have an advance copy for review for On the Same Page). I have not read enough in this genre/on this topic to judge. What I did like was his honesty and vulnerability: he accuses his own pa...

    Privileged to receive an advance reader?s edition. A fantastic, challenging, yet hopeful book - nothing short of mind-altering. Please read this and tell everyone you know to do the same. ...

    It took me about a week to read &, in the beginning, parts of it were hard for me to wrap my brain around; I would have to put down the book & think about it awhile, then continue my reading later. Kendi tells his personal history through various lenses that make up each chapte...

    (3.5 stars) How To Be An Antiracist is truly revolutionary. I was expecting this book to be affirming; similar to Alexander?s The New Jim Crow, I was expecting to readily agree with everything Kendi said. I was not expecting Kendi to challenge many of my own beliefs and thought pa...