This book review of Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist (2019) addresses the importance of exploring race relations in the U.S. from a framework that focuses on racial policies. Commonly referred to as “systemic racism” and “institutional racism”, racist policies maintain racial inequities. Antiracists aim to eliminate those racial policies. Kendi’s ability to address these issues head on with deeply researched historical narratives brings light to the ways racial policies are reinforced, which reproduce racist ideas. This book drives straight to the heart of racial challenges and takes a new approach at examining how and why humans should become antiracist. This book should be read by those seeking to become social change agents, as well as those looking to eliminate opportunity gaps among racial lines.
Scott, Quatez. "Ibram X. Kendi's How to Be an Antiracist." Intersections: Critical Issues in Education 4, 1 (2020). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/intersections/vol4/iss1/10