The opposite of racist isn’t “not racist.” It is “anti-racist.” What’s the difference? One endorses either the idea of a racial hierarchy as a racist, or racial equality as an anti-racist. One either believes problems are rooted in groups of people, as a racist, or locates the roots of problems in power and policies, as an anti-racist. One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an anti-racist. There is no in-between safe space of “not racist.”
Please join us for a Zoom discussion of Kendi’s book on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm beginning August 27. Books are available in hard cover, paperback or electronic versions from Amazon.com and Bookshop.org. Our first meeting will begin with a discussion of the Introduction and chapters 1-4, with subsequent groupings of chapters through October 1 (we will not meet September 17 because of the Council meeting). A video interview of Dr. Kendi discussing his book is available on Youtube at “How to be an Anti-racist“. A second video entitled, “Expanding the Table for Racial Equity: Structural Racism” is also available on Youtube.
Link to Zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 842 4338 2097
Or join us by phone at: 1 669 900 9128