Author Ibram X. Kendi says being raised in the '90s meant being told by everyone that black youth were a problem. "I swallowed those ideals wholesale," he says. "I didn’t realize until later that internalized racism is the real black-on-black crime."
Ibram X. Kendi @DrIbram ) explains that “like fighting an addiction, being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination.”
Ibram X. Kendi's new book, "How To Be An Antiracist," couldn't come at a better time.
Ibram X. Kendi @DrIbram ) explains that "like fighting an addiction, being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination."
“What I do know is slaveholders identified as not racist… white supremacists identify today as not racist. “It seems to me, that term is more of a term of denial than a term with meaning.” - Ibram X Kendi, author of #HowToBeAnAntiracist #newsnight | @DrIbram | @KirstyWark
In his new book, Ibram X. Kendi argues that "not racist" isn't really a thing, because it tries to signify neutrality — and "there is no neutrality in the racism struggle." "The opposite of 'racist' isn't 'not racist,'" he writes. "It is 'antiracist.'"