Ibram X. Kendi

Winner, 2016 National Book Awards

Ibram X. Kendi is a #1 New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research.
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Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped From the Beginning, book cover, 2016
ISBN 9781568584638 Nation Books

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 fact, racist thought is alive and well in America--more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, 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. More about this book >

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Ibram X. Kendi reads from Stamped from the Beginning, 2016 NBAs Finalists Reading


Ibram X. Kendi accepts the 2016 National Book Awards for Nonfiction for Stamped from the Beginning

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Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi is a #1 New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. He is the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for the Advanced Study at Harvard University.

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