A Brief History of Racism

Ibram X. Kendi on the history of racist thought and how racist policies are the cradle of racist ideas.


Lincoln's Legacy with Race with Dr. Ibram X .Kendi

We explore Lincoln's legacy with regard to race with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi.  Dr. Kendi earned the 2016 National Book Award for his work Stamped from the Beginning:  A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.  We talk about Lincoln's role in the history of racist and anti-racist ideas, Dr. Kendi's book, and about race in America today. 


Washingtonians Process Violence And White Nationalism In Charlottesville, Va.

Over the weekend, supporters of the white nationalist Unite the Right movement gathered to rally in Charlottesville, Va. –a few hours drive from Washington, D.C. The event turned deadly when a driver slammed into the crowd that had gathered to protest the rally, killing one and injuring 19 others. The Saturday rally is one among a growing number of white nationalist rallies in recent months, including at least one in the D.C. region. In the aftermath of the weekend’s terrorism, Kojo explores the history and future of white nationalism in the region.

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The Most Painful Part of Our History

Michele and Igor sit down with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to discuss the removal of four confederate monuments and talk to New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi on his new book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.


National Book Award winner Ibram X. Kendi examines the history of racist ideas in America

June 9, 2017 – Ibram X. Kendi, Professor of History and International Relations and Founding Director of the Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center at American University in Washington D.C., joins Justin to discuss his latest book, “Stamped from the Beginning", and the origins of the term “racism,” dispelling the myths about how racism works.

The History of Race and Racism in America

May 25, 2017 – In The New York Times Book Review, Ibram X. Kendi, the National Book Award-winning author of “Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” selects a list of the most influential books on race and the black experience in the United States for each decade of the nation’s existence.



Confronting the Legacy of Racism in America

May 25, 2017 – “Lynching is back in America’s headlines.” That’s how a recent op-ed in The Guardian put it, alluding to the killing of Richard Collins III, a black college student and newly commissioned Army lieutenant who was stabbed to death last week on the campus of the University of Maryland.

Intersection: Confederate Monuments
by Matthew Peddie (WMFE)

May 19, 2017 – On the shore of Lake Eola in Orlando there’s a statue of “Johnny Reb”. It commemorates the soldiers who fought on the confederate side during the Civil War. University of Florida history professor Ibram X Kendi and University of Central Florida associate history professor Robert Cassanello join Intersection to discuss the meaning of Confederate monuments.

A History of Racist Idea: How have racist ideas come to exist in America, and what does this look like in the Trump administration?
by Jamelle Bouie

Mar 13, 2017 – Jamelle Bouie talks to professor Ibram Kendi about the racial components of Trump’s policies and the history of these racist ideas.

Dope Boys: Ibram X. Kendi: “Stamped from the Beginning
by Majority Report Audio

Feb 23, 2017 – Dr. Ibram joins 2 Dope Boys and a Podcast this week to discuss his book, “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.” Tracing the genesis and circulation of racist and anti-racist ideas through American history.




Mayor's Book Club

Feb 8, 2017 –  A discussion between Mayor Lauren Poe and Ibram X. Kendi, author of "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America."

The History of Racist Ideas With Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
by Luke Sullivan

Feb 6, 2017 - WUFT’s Luke Sullivan interviews University of Florida history professor Dr. Ibram X. Kendi about his 2016 National Book Award-winning “Stamped From The Beginning.”


Rethinking Racist Ideas in America
by Gayle Allen

Jan 30, 2017 - Gayle Allen and Ibram X. Kendi discuss 'Rethinking Racist Ideas In America.

Author Ibram Kendi On The Evolution Of Racism
by Celeste Headlee & Sean Powers

Dec 12, 2016 – From its earliest days as a nation, the United States has struggled with a problem that we can’t seem to solve - racism. Ibram Kendi chronicles the evolution of racism in his book “Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.” We talked with him before his lecture Monday at 8pm at the Atlanta History Center.



Ibram X. Kendi on racism in America
by Ben Chin, Beacon Podcast

Dec 5, 2016 - On this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Ben Chin interviews Professor Ibram X. Kendi about his new book, Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.

Ross Files with Dave Ross and Ibram Kendi

Nov 30, 2016 - Dr. Ibram Kendi's book, "Stamped From the Beginning: A History of Racist Ideas in America" is the winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction. He joins Dave Ross to discuss the topic of racism in America from its inception to its current incarnation and role in national politics.

Police Attacks continue at Standing Rock. And The History of Anti-Black Racist Ideas in the U.S.

Nov 22, 2016 – With Morning Star Gali,  member of the Ajumawi band of the Pit River Tribe and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer.  And Kanahus Mauel from Red Warrior Media Collective. The History of Anti-Black Racist Ideas in the U.S. with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, professor of African American History at the University of Florida.

The History of Racist Ideas in the United States with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Oct 26, 2016 – From Puritan minister Cotton Mather to Thomas Jefferson, from fiery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison to brilliant scholar W.E.B. Du Bois to legendary anti-prison activist Angela Davis, Kendi shows how and why some of our leading proslavery and pro-civil rights thinkers have challenged or helped cement racist ideas in America.




The Definitive History Of Racist Ideas In America
By Joe Donahue

Sep 16, 2016 – Young black men are 21 times more likely to be killed by police than their white counterparts. The unemployment rate for African Americans has been double that of whites for more than half a century. Award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society.

New Books Network- African American Studies

by Lilian Calles Barger

September 8, 2016 – The ideas of segregation and assimilation have rationalized racism and have reproduced and spread in the face of challenge by antiracist arguments. Americans have unsuccessfully attempted to root out racism through notions of self-sacrifice, “uplift suasion,” and educational persuasion.


Global Peeks - Conversation on Race and Justice

Aug 4, 2016 _ We sit down with Author Ibram Kendi to talk about his book #Stamped From the Beginning-The definitive history of Racist Ideas in America.


On the origins, and persistence, of racist thought in America.

July 2016 – Historian Ibram X. Kendi examines the history (and present) of racist ideas in America - from the anti-Black premise that liberalism and progressivism share with segregationism, to the ways capitalism, science and religion adopted and adapted racist ideology to maintain White supremacy - and explains why the only route to ending racism lies in dismantling the policies of discrimination, not attempting to alter or police the behavior of its victims.



Other In America

June 15, 2016 – After Orlando, it seemed like a really important time to foreground the stories, and the experiences, of the communities that become more vulnerable when this happens. We’re starting with a discussion of what it means to be Muslim in post-September 11th America, then a look at the surprising lineage of racist ideas in America.

Leslie Marshall Show on Progressive Radio Network

June 9, 2016 – Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped From the Beginning, from Passionate Talk Radio

Rising Up With Sonali on KPFA 90.7 and KPFA 94.1 FM

April 29, 2016 – When Barack Obama was elected President, we were told we lived in a post-racial world. It was a similar logic that the Supreme Court used to gut the voting rights act: now that voting rights were being respected, it was time to remove the protections preserving voters of color.

The Source: Racist Thought In America
by Paul Flahive & David Martin Davies

Apr 19, 2016 – The history of racist thought in America was - with the election of President Barack Obama - supposed to be just that, history. The idea of a post-racial world sadly turned out to be just an idea, and in fact the rise of overt racism has become commonplace.  We look at the state of contemporary racism in America and how we got here. "Stamped From The Beginning," a new book, delves deeply into the history of racist thought in the U.S.



Why Racism Lingers
The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC

Ibram Kendi, assistant professor of African American history at the University of Florida and the author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Nation Books, 2016), looks at the lives and thinking of prominent American thinkers, from Cotton Mather to Angela Davis, to make his case that even advocates of racial equality often perpetrated the view he quotes from Confederate President Jefferson Davis that "inequality of black and white races" was "stamped from the beginning."

Today my guest is award-winning author and historian Dr Ibram Kendi. He is the 2016 winner of the National Book Award for non fiction and the youngest winner ever in that category. He teaches at the University of Florida.