Getting Racist Ideas Backwards

Underlying much of the media’s fumbled white supremacist coverage is an enduring assumption about where racist ideas comes from: the poor, the uneducated, and the hateful. Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is the founding director of the Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center at American University and author of “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.” He tells The Guardian US's Lois Beckett that this prevailing narrative is centuries old and completely backwards.

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Seeing White from Scene on Radio

Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics. Unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth it’s an old story.

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Angela Davis and Ibram X. Kendi

On January 10, 2019, Angela Davis and Ibram X. Kendi came to the Sydney Goldstein Theater in San Francisco, to talk with Jeff Chang about the connections between capitalism, racism and sexism, and ways that activists, and all citizens, can move forward.

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A House Still Divided

The Atlantic
October 2018 Issue

In 1858, Abraham Lincoln warned that America could not remain “half slave and half free.” Today, the country remains divided by racism—and the threat is as existential as it was before the Civil War.

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