Ibram X. Kendi 2019 AIF

We’ve had racial progress but it’s simultaneously the case that we’ve had racist progress.

Ibram X. Kendi Founding Director, Antiracist Research and Policy Center, American Uni...
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What Is Antiracism and Can It Save Society?

What Is Antiracism and Can It Save Society?

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Countering racism is essential to the formation of a just and equitable society — so how can we fight it? Ibram X. Kendi says to be able to recognize racism we need to define it and then understand it’s opposite: antiracism. In his new best-selling book, "How to Be an Antiracist," Kendi explains that racism is powerful and can change the way we see and value others and ourselves. How can we recognize racism and work to oppose it? In his conversation with Jemele Hill, staff writer for The Atlantic, Kendi talks about his own battle with racism, why it’s so difficult to talk productively about racism, and why an understanding of history is essential to combating racism. The views and opinions of the podcast guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Aspen Institute.

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