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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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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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