Intrisincingly, we know that racism is wrong. But after 400 years, how do we break with ideas and stereotypes that are built into our world and our perception?
How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi was published in 2019.
Antiracism is defined as follows:
A person who opposes racism and promotes racial tolerance.
In this best-selling, life-altering book, Kendi speaks the cold and hard truth about racism, its effect on society, and what we can do to overcome it. He is unafraid to challenge his readers to look at their own racist views (even if they claim otherwise) and force us to face reality. Backing up the narrative is his own story, historical facts, law, science, etc, he is telling us what we need to do to create a better world. But in order to do that, we must first be willing and able to confront our own sins.
This has to be one of the foremost important books of our era. Though in many ways, our culture is moving forward, we are still besieged by old ideas of what a person should be based on factors such as skin color, family background, gender, etc. The test before us is as follows: Are we bold enough to tear down the impressions from the past or will we remain frozen in place, too scared to do what needs to be done?
Do I recommend it? Absolutely.
How to Be an Antiracist is available wherever books are sold.
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