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intro’d to Ibram via his mit talk here:

“The only thing wrong with black people is that they think there’s something wrong with black people. The only thing extraordinary about white people is that they think there’s something extraordinary about white people.” @DrIbram Kendi at #MLTalks @medialab
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/EthanZ/status/992478977288744961

We refuse to take a hard line between “this a racist idea” and “this is not a racist idea.” In trying to draw that hard line, I arrive at the idea that “not racism” leaves us nothing to strive for. Antiracist gives us something to strive for — @DrIbram #MLTalks
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/medialab/status/992479494320599040

In his book Stamped from the Beginning, @DrIbram employs five black figures from American history as “tour guides” to the context of race, racism, and antiracism in a changing theological, sociopolitical, and intellectual landscape #MLTalks
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/medialab/status/992474317261766656


stamped from beginning


on democracy now – jun 2017



dec 2017 – How Does Self-interest Shape Today’s Narratives, Ibram X. Kendi


people producing ideas to substantiate/justify discriminatory policies that benefit them.. convince that policies aren’t the problem.. the people are the problem.

racist policies are actually proceeding racist ideas.. self interests are driving racist policies.. then these people benefiting.. produce racist ideas.. ie: not a war on black lives.. there’s a war on cops; .. then became ignorant, hateful, fearful

we go on this ignorant attack..  but we don’t look past the ignorance to see what is the self interest driving that


3 min clip from commencement address – what it means to be an intellectual


not how much you know but that you have an intense desire to know the truth.. flexible to change your mind..


new book – how to be an antiraciston hold at library – thanks library

Liz Stevenson (@tamgoddess) tweeted at 7:20 PM on Wed, May 29, 2019:
I got an advance copy of “How To Be An Antiracist” By @DrIbram. I was going to wait until I finished it to tweet about it, but this book is not a one-tweet deal. Written as a personal narrative intertwined with our shared, shameful history, it’s not light summer reading.


ibram on standardized tests:

Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram) tweeted at 4:44 PM on Thu, Sep 19, 2019:
I’ll say it again and again: Standardized tests have become the most effective racist weapon ever devised to objectively degrade Black minds and legally exclude their bodies. https://t.co/xQGRGucyML

money (any form of measuring/accounting) cancer to all of us


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Prof . Dir . Columnist Award-Winner,  FROM THE BEGINNING. Writing HOW TO BE AN  (2019).


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Ibram X. Kendi (born 1982) is an American author and historian located at American University. He won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction for his book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, published by Nation Books