April Book Discussion: Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to Be an Antiracist”

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021


12:00pm - 1:30pm




Most people will tell you that racism is all about hatred and ignorance. In “How to Be an Antiracist,” Ibram X. Kendi’s follow-up to his National Book Award-winning “Stamped from the Beginning,” he explains that racism is ultimately structural. Racism directs attention away from harmful, inequitable policies and turns that attention on the people harmed by those policies. Kendi employs history, science, and ethics to describe different forms of racism; at the same time, he follows the events and experiences of his own life, adapting a memoir approach that personalizes his arguments. This 90-minute discussion will be moderated by Laura Denton of Faculty Development. Open to all, but please register here to attend. (Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.)

We encourage you to purchase books from local Black-owned bookstores or utilize your local library. Most library systems also provide access to e-book versions of most of their titles at no charge. We strive to share this opportunity with all staff at the University of Michigan regardless of financial situation. If you require financial assistance to purchase this book, please reach out to Laura (dentonl@umich.edu ) and she will be happy to assist you.