Ibram X. Kendi has raised our awareness of the importance of persistent, dedicated antiracist work. Being antiracist is an everyday commitment; in order to build a more equitable and just society, we must be diligent, making antiracist choices at every turn. Meaningful change can start at the micro-level; these conversations starters will help you along the way.
When did you first become aware of racism? When did you first become aware of your race? Where does racism exist? What does resistance mean to you? Why is talking about race important? Why now?
Whether you choose to ponder these questions alone or with family, friends, or community groups, the 100 cards in The Antiracist Deck will help you lead discussions on race, racism, antiracism, and intersectional topics like class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, power, and more.
You have to believe you can change in order to bring it about. Start with these conversations in your home, school, church, or book club. Uncover your antiracist power within to transform your community.
Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and four #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky; and Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019, co-edited with Keisha N. Blain. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
- Publisher: One World (March 1, 2022)
- Language: English
- Cards: 100 pages
- ISBN-10: 0593234847
- ISBN-13: 9780593234846
- Item Weight: 5 ounces
- Dimensions: 0.04 x 0.04 x 0.04 inches