Hardback How to be an antiracist / Ibram X. Kendi.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: London : The Bodley Head,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781847925992 (hbk.) :
We all occasionally think or do things that are racist. No one considers themselves to be a racist. Yet the divisions and inequalities of racism are all around us. In this game-changing, empowering book, Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracism Research and Policy Center, shows that racism is so engrained in our world and yet so taboo that we often fail to recognise it, especially in ourselves.
viii, 305 pages ; 23 cm
Every sentence in this book is a new piece of wisdom. Don't go into it thinking it will mirror other antiracism books you may have read before; Kendi has quite a different viewpoint in some places, which made me face my own stubbornness and conviction that my views on the problem are "right". Chapters are split into half memoir, half historical/legal/etc. context. The memoir parts are really touching and it's inspiring to see Kendi's own journey from racism to antiracism. I sometimes found the factual context sections a little intellectually overwhelming; there are a lot of legal cases, dates, facts and figures mentioned, so I don't feel like I took it all in, but the parts I did absorb added much-needed context to the memoir sections and the antiracism struggle in general. This book is absolutely rammed with much-needed information and I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.