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Thursday, October 11 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Understanding Racism in America

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Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues that racism in America is more sophisticated and more insidious than ever, and if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society. In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. In shedding much-needed light on the murky history of racist ideas, Kendi offers us the tools we need to expose them--and in the process, gives us reason to hope. Sponsored by African and African American Studies. 

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Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi, an award-winning historian and New York Times best-selling author, is Professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. He is an Ideas Columnist at The Atlantic. His second... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Research Hall, Room 163