The author of the bestselling international phenomenon How to Be an Antiracist offers a deeply considered and ground-breaking argument about children, racism and how to build the antiracist society of the future.
How do we talk to our children about racism? How do we teach children to be antiracist? How are kids at different ages experiencing race? How are racist structures impacting children? How can we inspire our children to avoid our mistakes, to be better, to make the world better?
These are the questions Ibram X. Kendi found himself avoiding as he anticipated the birth of his first child. Like most parents or parents-to-be, he felt the reflex to not talk to his child about racism, which he feared would stain her innocence and steal away her joy. But research into the scientific literature, his experiences as a father and reflections on his own difficult experiences as a student ultimately changed his mind. In How to Raise an Antiracist he shows that we must all participate in the effort to raise young people as antiracists.
Praise for Ibram X. Kendi:
‘One of the pre-eminent intellectuals on race’ Owen Jones
‘One of the US’s most respected scholars of race and history’ Afua Hirsch, Guardian
Praise for How to Be an Antiracist:
‘Transformative and revolutionary’ Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility
‘The most courageous book to date on the problem of race’ The New York Times
Praise for Stamped from the Beginning:
‘Groundbreaking, brilliant, fearless’ David Olusoga, Observer
‘Marvellous, ambitious and clear-sighted book’ George Saunders, Financial Times, Best Books of 2017