Presented by: Tasha Potter, BTP Accountability Partners, LLC.
Tuesday, April 6th 2021 at 5-6:30pm and
Tuesday, April 20th 2021 at 5-6:30pm
Note: Participants will need to purchase their own book.
Most people will tell you that racism is all about hatred and ignorance. In How To Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendis follow-up to his National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning, he explains that racism is ultimately structural. Racism directs attention away from harmful, inequitable policies and turns that attention on the people harmed by those policies. Kendi employs history, science, and ethics to describe different forms of racism; at the same time, he follows the events and experiences of his own life, adapting a memoir approach that personalizes his arguments.This is a very effective combination, fusing the external forces of racism with Kendis own reception and response to that racism-the result will be mind-expanding for many readers. Kendi’s title encompasses his main thesis: simply not being racist isn't enough. We must actively choose to be “antiracist," working to undo racism and its component policies in order to build an equitable society.