How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Join fellow MBC members for lively discussions in a relaxed atmosphere, right after our meeting on Zoom!
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. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.
In his memoir, Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science--including the story of his own awakening to antiracism--bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form. He begins by helping us rethink our most deeply held, if implicit, beliefs and our most intimate personal relationships (including beliefs about race and IQ and interracial social relations) and reexamines the policies and larger social arrangements we support. How to Be an Antiracist promises to become an essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.
8:30 on Zoom after our June 8th meeting.
We selected this months book from a list compiled of books highly recommended at this time by respected thought leaders. If you are looking to educate yourself on race in America, these books are a great place to begin:
1. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
2. Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
3. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
4. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
5. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
6. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander