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Ibram X Kendi is a historian, a New York Times bestselling author, the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, and a columnist for The Atlantic.
His latest book, How to Be an Antiracist, upends the idea that most people today aren't racist. In fact, you're probably racist. But don't panic, and don't delete this podcast episode - everyone's racist, Kendi says, including, at one point, himself. Racism is deeply embedded in our society and even our personal relationships, and we can't just ignore it and hope it will go away. We have to confront it. We have to be anti-racist.
Ibram X Kendi has an event at Seattle's Town Hall on Saturday, September 14th with Ijeoma Oluo. It's currently sold out - but we have it on good authority that there will be a standby line at the door.
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