How to Be an Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi

How to Be an Antiracist

By Ibram X. Kendi

  • Release Date: 2019-08-13
  • Genre: Political Science
Score: 3.5
From 1,821 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.

“The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”—The New York Times

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Time • NPR • The Washington Post • Shelf Awareness • Library Journal Publishers Weekly Kirkus Reviews

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.

Praise for How to Be an Antiracist

“Ibram X. Kendi’s new book, How to Be an Antiracist, couldn’t come at a better time. . . . Kendi has gifted us with a book that is not only an essential instruction manual but also a memoir of the author’s own path from anti-black racism to anti-white racism and, finally, to antiracism. . . .  How to Be an Antiracist gives us a clear and compelling way to approach, as Kendi puts it in his introduction, ‘the basic struggle we’re all in, the struggle to be fully human and to see that others are fully human.’ ”—NPR

“Kendi dissects why in a society where so few people consider themselves to be racist the divisions and inequalities of racism remain so prevalent. How to Be an Antiracist punctures the myths of a post-racial America, examining what racism really is—and what we should do about it.”Time


  • Racist

    By SEALteam8
    ..Just another attempt to divide & conquer the citizens of America, by making the whole deck of cards, racist cards and profit off it.
  • This book is racist

    By fooooooooooooooood
    Tries to sell the idea that America is fundamentally racist and the only way to not be racist and discriminator is to discriminate against everyone who doesn’t believe what its narrative is
  • A great read

    By acbc_Ann
    I learned so much by reading this book. Truly a life changer for me. So recommend that everyone read this amazing book.
  • More Racist Propoganda

    By Rainbolt617
    Far Left has gone too far here
  • Great read IF you wan a change.

    By Vee is trying
    This book provides insight on anti racism. Dont let the racist prevent you from making the change.
  • Take time to listen

    By salamandr101
    “wherefore, the guilty taketh the truth to be hard, for it cutteth them to the very center.” -1 Nephi 16:2; The Book of Mormon (which is also a great book, I’d recommend it above any others)
  • Racist book

    By hectoreli
    This book is very racist
  • Don't listen to the negative reviews.

    By Helostgetoverit
    This book is a very good read. If you want real, honest reviews, don't rely on most of the comments on this app. Find a reliable website that is actually for discussing books. Most of these reviews are from racist, angry tr*mp supporters who haven't even read the sample and want to continue spewing their ignorance and hate.
  • Great Intro to Anti-Racist Ideas

    By ActiveEqualization
    Personally, I don’t like the feeling of being evangelized. If you’re inspired by sermons or you’re into sports then I think you’ll really enjoy his style and find this an enjoyable read. He’s clearly very knowledgeable and I will check out his other books.
  • Good read

    By louistr8
    Read this and found out I was actually a racist. Good read.