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How To Raise an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
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How To Raise an Antiracist

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Length 6 hours 46 minutes
Language English
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A ground-breaking argument about children, racism and how to build the antiracist society of the future - from the author of the million-copy global bestseller How To Be an Antiracist

*A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*

'One of the pre-eminent intellectuals on race' OWEN JONES

How do kids think about race? How are they affected by it? At what age should we talk to them about racism? What is the best way to do that? How can we raise our children to be antiracist?

In this inspiring and deeply personal investigation, Ibram X. Kendi explains how to safeguard our children from racism and how we can all participate in fostering a new generation of antiracists.

His essential and revolutionary insight is that our instinct to protect our children from racism by not talking about it is entirely wrong. Using the science of childhood development, illustrated with his own experiences as a father, he shows that only by teaching our children about the realities of racism from the youngest age can we truly protect them and build the antiracist society of the future.

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Praise for How To Be an Antiracist:

'One of the US's most respected scholars of race and history' Afua Hirsch, Guardian

'Transformative and revolutionary' Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility

'The most courageous book to date on the problem of race' The New York Times

© Ibram X. Kendi 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and three #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist, which was also a Sunday Times bestseller; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and three #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist, which was also a Sunday Times bestseller; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Reviews

The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind A must-read So vital Kendi lays out an antiracism plan for caregivers in this knockout combination of memoir and parenting guide... Kendi succeeds marvelously in connecting the personal to the systemic, showing how structural inequalities have personal costs-"Who knows how much potential racism has buried?" This will be an invaluable resource for any parent or teacher who want to set kids on the path to antiracism early The National Book Award-winning author uses his own life to illustrate the need for anti-racist policy and practices in American schools and homes...The author's vulnerability about his own parenting mistakes and schooling mishaps clarify racist structures with empathy, clarity, and hope for change... an excellent introduction to how racism impacts children across the life span. A useful anti-racist memoir about how anti-racism can make the world safer for all children Both memoir and call to action, Kendi's insightful book rightly encourages the critical thinking all adults need to engage the children they love in the most essential conversations about racism. Don't fool yourself, silence is not a helpful strategy! If you want to raise empowered, antiracist children, read this book, take a deep breath, and start talking! The littlest human being can learn to be an antiracist. Antiracist parenting is imperative, as white supremacists are recruiting on the internet daily; parents need to be proactive by developing the skills and language to understand the parenting journey of antiracism. With love and vulnerability, and the remarkable brilliance we have now come to expect in his books, Kendi walks us through this journey. No matter where you are as an antiracist parent or the age of your child, this book is for you One of the US's most respected scholars of race and history Could hardly be more relevant ... it feels like a light switch being flicked on Transformative and revolutionary Our most trusted voice on antiracism reveals the critical role of parents, caregivers, and teachers in fostering either racist or antiracist attitudes in all children. Rendered intimate with stories from his own childhood and his parenting journey, Ibram X. Kendi once again lights the way. This book is as compassionate as it is cogent and timely Combines Kendi's personal experience as a parent with his scholarly expertise in showing how racism affects every step of a child's life ... Like all his books, this one is accessible to everyone regardless of race or class. Read it." Expand reviews