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In the book How to Be an Antiracist, the author Ibram X. Kendi says “One endorses either the idea of a racial hierarchy as a racist, or racial equality as an antiracist. “One either believes problems are rooted in groups of people, as a racist, or locates the roots of problems in power and policies, as an antiracist. One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an antiracist.”
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How to Be an Antiracist by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2019-08-13
This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.Praise for How to Be an Antiracist “Ibram X. Kendi's new book, How to Be an Antiracist, couldn't come at a better time.... Kendi has gifted us with a book that is not only an essential instruction manual but also a memoir of the author's own path from anti-black racism to anti-white racism and, finally, to antiracism....
New Framings on Anti-Racism and Resistance by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-03-23
This collection of essays generates important enquiries into the teaching and practice of anti-racism education, by way of working through conversations, contestations, and emotions as presented by a diverse group of strong women committed to social justice work in their own right. Throughout the collection, contemporary educational issues are situated within personal-political, historical and philosophical conversations, which work to broach the challenges and possibilities for students, educators, staff, administrators, policy makers, and community members who engage in critical anti-racism education. This work diverges from the existing scholarship by way of bringing new insights to the theoretical possibilities of resistance and futurity as voiced through pedagogues, practitioners and scholars in anti-racism. In this book the authors speak to the importance of anti-racism discursivity in a time when even those who desire to engage this framework struggle to be heard; in a time when there are anti-racism policies in institutions, yet to speak anti-racism philosophy remains dangerous; and in a time when, to speak race and anti-racism, is considered to be stirring up trouble in the face of post-racial discourses.
Call Number: 305.8 Z144
Publication Date: 2019-03-19
An introduction to antiracism, a powerful tradition crucial for energizing American democracy On August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, a rally of white nationalists and white supremacists culminated in the death of a woman murdered in the street. Those events made clear that racism is alive and well in the United States of America. However, they also brought into sharp relief another American tradition: antiracism. While racists marched and chanted in the streets, they were met and matched by even larger numbers of protesters calling for racism's end. Racism is America's original and most enduring sin, with well-known historic and contemporary markers: slavery, lynching, Jim Crow, redlining, mass incarceration, police brutality. But racism has always been challenged by an opposing political theory and practice. Alex Zamalin's Antiracism tells the story of that opposition. The most theoretically generative and politically valuable source of antiracist thought has been the black American intellectual tradition. While other forms of racial oppression--for example, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and anti-Latino racism--have been and continue to be present in American life, antiblack racism has always been the primary focus of American antiracist movements. From antislavery abolition to the antilynching movement, black socialism to feminism, the long Civil Rights movement to the contemporary Movement for Black Lives, Antiracism examines the way the black antiracist tradition has thought about domination, exclusion, and power, as well as freedom, equality, justice, struggle, and political hope in dark times. Antiracism is an accessible introduction to the political theory of black American antiracism, through a study of the major figures, texts, and political movements across US history. Zamalin argues that antiracism is a powerful tradition that is crucial for energizing American democracy.
Links to Other Resources
Antiracism Glossary for Education
The glossary is grounded in experiences from the coauthors’ lives to illustrate terms. In order to address issues of inclusiveness or gaps in those experiences, the introduction explains that "Unlike historical U.S. publication practices which have frequently silenced POC, we acknowledge the silent spaces opened by the examples included in this glossary. We intentionally avoid the habit of appropriation by not attempting to fill those silent spaces with experiences from other peoples’ lives. We know those silent spaces belong to others.”
• Richa Pokhrel, Center for Student Learning, College of Charleston
• Mursalata Muhammad, English Department, Grand Rapids Community College
• Juan Jimenez, General Studies & Services, Western Technical College
• Cassandra Green, Office of Student Success, Delaware State University
• Sarah Felber, Writing Department, University of Maryland Global Campus
• Chardin Claybourne, Learning Lab and Tutoring Services, Henry Ford College
• WyKeshia Atkins, Learning Assistance Programs, Southeast Missouri State University
• David R. Arendale, Curriculum and Instruction Department, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities