Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi is an American author, historian, and scholar of race and discriminatory policy in America. He is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi is best known for his book 'How to Be an Antiracist,' which has received widespread acclaim for its approach to understanding and combating racism. He has also written other notable works, including 'Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,' which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction.


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  1. 1. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

    This book offers a comprehensive history of anti-Black racist ideas in America, tracing their development from the earliest days of the country to the present. It challenges the notion that racism is merely the product of ignorance and hatred, instead arguing that it is a powerful and enduring system of thought that has been deliberately constructed and maintained over centuries. The book also explores the complex ways in which racist ideas have been used to justify and perpetuate social, economic, and political inequalities.

  2. 2. Stamped

    This book offers a gripping exploration of the history of racist ideas in America, tracing their origins and evolution over time. It challenges the conventional narrative by examining the role of influential figures and pivotal moments that have contributed to the perpetuation and dissemination of these ideas. Aimed at a younger audience, the text presents a thought-provoking and accessible account of the insidious nature of racism, encouraging readers to reflect on their own beliefs and the societal structures that uphold racial inequities. Through a powerful and engaging narrative, the book seeks to empower readers with knowledge and the impetus to be part of the solution in creating a more just society.