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Jul 17, 2021n1p0 rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
More ughhhhhhhhhhhhh. Waste of gas to return it to the library
Jun 17, 2021si64530 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Kendi’s book provides a helpful framework for understanding racism and how to battle it. Like any book tackling a complex topic, his perspective is one that should be balanced with others. Having said that, I found his emphasis on policy…
Jun 05, 2021The_Most_Casual_Observer rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
🤨 There's a lot of stuff about how he kept his Nikes from wrinkling, and wore honey-colored contact lenses. Surely that's his problem, not mine.
May 20, 2021
Sure, Kendi may be cashing in a touch with the manifold versions of this text, but this is a solid 3.5-5 star read, depending on your politics and emotional state, and I would say it stays true to its objective of educating those who…
May 12, 2021AaronAardvark1940 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is a not a yellow-covered “Antiracism For Dummies” book. Commenters seem to be at the 1-star or 5-star extremes, with little midground to establish a normal distribution. One might wish that Star Gladiator would not pull his punches…
Apr 24, 2021hopesandoval rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
This book is scarier than a Stephen King novel, because it is NOT fiction. CRT and Marxist Socialism has crept into every aspect of our cancel-culture. As Kendi says, you cannot stay silent. You must denounce your "racism" through words…
Apr 07, 2021
Deb O's suggestion for inclusion (diversity)
Apr 05, 2021Boych2018 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
In the first chapter Mr. Kendi states: " . . . A racist policy is any measure that produces or sustains racial inequity between racial groups. An antiracist policy is any measure that produces or sustains racial equity between racial…
Feb 16, 2021powlesh rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is a very fantastic book by a remarkable person. Yes, it is difficult - I read a chapter or two at a time to give time for reflection. He uses episodes from his life to introduce and highlight points. After reading 30 pages in a…
Feb 13, 2021QCue rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Exceptional! An excellent resource for anyone and everyone. A well paced blend of history, personal connection and practical use. Very accessible for white folks and a must read for anyone wanting to make this world a better, kinder, more…
Jan 30, 2021NellieJBanks rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
I'm glad I read this, and it's great food for thought, but it's a slog to get through. The passages where he relates incidents from his past, and the history of racism, are well-written, but when he gets into 'articulating' his theories…
Jan 21, 2021
Excellent. So important. So much to learn.
Jan 13, 2021BASLM rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
Wow, circular reasoning and self-referential experience does not lead one to higher ground. Very disappointed in this author's so-called way out of racism when he can't even define it.
Jan 10, 2021crowcall rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
A book without nuance! Felt like the words race and racism were being jammed through my head with a battering ram on every page. The ideology seems relevant only in an ethereal world without actual people. Kendi supports his logic with…
Jan 06, 2021PLM_26 rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I am more confused than ever after reading this book. He gives "definitions" of terms that, apparently, he has made up and all of them are self-referring. He never does define the basic term "racism" but has many different definitions of…
Dec 10, 2020Hillsboro_JeanineM rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Kendi has delivered a well written book with his personal story of his development as an antiracist. The only sticking point for me was the repetitive nature of defining racist versus antiracist at the beginning of each chapter for the…
Dec 06, 2020
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Nov 27, 2020rlbeekman rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Less a practical "how to" book than a work of carefully explicated definitions of racism and antiracism, this is excellent -- far superior to another currently popular book, White Fragility.
Oct 14, 2020davidgut76 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Rather than a how-to book, there is a tremendous amount regarding the Kendi's personal history and journey toward becoming an antiracist. I found this to be a bit distracting. That said, the book still has plenty of value and is worth…
Sep 28, 2020kwsmith rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
American University professor and Black activist Ibram Kendi packs three unique books inside this popular book: an academic study of racism, a personal memoir about growing up Black, and a cultural history of "White on Black" racism in the…
Jul 09, 2020pavesina rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A moving, powerful book that combines a precise theory of racism and antiracism with Mr. Kendi's personal life and evolution. Written with urgency and passion, the books peels the many layers of racist policies, ideas, and behaviors and…
Jun 28, 2020peacebenow rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I was expecting to read this book in Jan but it took a long time to become available. Reading it now couldn't be more timely. I really enjoyed the personal info Kendi intertwined w/ all the terms and factual information. This really is an…
May 08, 2020STPL_JessH rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
How to Be an Antiracist is outstanding. I believe it to be required reading for any discussion of racism and white supremacy. This book is incredibly authentic. There are the requisite facts and figures, and then there are the feelings…
Dec 08, 2019sandraperkins rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Mr. Kendi previously wrote Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. While Stamped From the Beginning is long and comprehensive, How to Be an Antiracist is short and powerful. It could indeed be a…
Nov 19, 2019ACL_ChrisS rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
An intellectual history of racism coupled with Kendi's personal evolution on the topic. The book is a great way to learn more about racism and stretch your understanding about racism as a power construct. I wish he would have offered more…