Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
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FEATURING IBRAM X. KENDI – When Barack Obama was elected President, we were told we lived in a post-racial world. It was a similar logic that the Supreme Court used to gut the voting rights act: now that voting rights were being respected, it was time to remove the protections preserving voters of color. We have time and again pronounced the death of racism. Yet, those clear cut indicators of racism in terms of income inequality, disproportionate police killings and imprisonment, health disparities, etc, continue unabated. Ibram X Kendi makes the case the racist ideas were built into the very DNA of this nation.
Ibram X Kendi, Assistant Professor of African American history at the University of Florida and the author of the award winning book, The Black Campus: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education 1965-1972. His new book is called Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.