How To be An Antiracist  [Book Review]

Not Being Racist isn’t good enough anymore

You’re being told that you need to be Antiracist

How Do you be an Antiracist?

This book has got answers but it’s clear to me how many people have got it all wrong

Get your pen and paper ready because we’re reviewing How To be An AntiRacist   by Ibram X Kendi.

This is one of the most important books that you can read on racism and antiracism but it’s not the first book you should read

In todays show we discuss several things including:

  • The Binary nature of Antiracism
  • Why being Antiracist is not a fixed state
  • Why Being Antiracist is a verb and much more

Antiracism focuses on policies not people

A racist policy is described as “any measure that produces or sustains racial inequity between racial groups”

Antiracism comes with commitments

“Antiracism as conceptualised here has commitments that really need to be understood particularly by organisations. The author describes capitalism and racism as twins arguing that they were born and raised together, they are co-dependent.”

Being Antiracist is a process

“This means that its going to be repetitive and sometimes challenging work that means we have to be as reflective as the author was in the book”

SHOWNOTES

Centre for Anti Racist Research

Ibram X Kendi

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