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11/04/2020

Book 1: How to Be an Antiracist

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Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. 

In his memoir, Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science--including the story of his own awakening to antiracism--bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form. He begins by helping us rethink our most deeply held, if implicit, beliefs and our most intimate personal relationships (including beliefs about race and IQ and interracial social relations) and reexamines the policies and larger social arrangements we support. 
How to Be an Antiracist promises to become an essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.

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"More than one independent bookstore has closed each week since the pandemic began, and 20% across the country are in danger of closing. (From PBS NewsHour)"

ACHNE does not endorse a particular retailer or bookstore.  However, we do encourage you to support your local independent booksellers.  We have compiled a list of member's favorite bookstores that is in no way comprehensive.  Please feel free to send your recommendations to ACHNE@meinet.com!

Oprah’s List of 125 Black-Owned Bookstores: https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/books/a33497812/black-owned-bookstores/
Libro.fm’s List of Latinx-Owned Bookstores:  https://blog.libro.fm/latinx-owned-bookstores/
Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores:  https://bookshop.org/ 

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