By Sahithi Doddaka
"How to be an Anti-Racist" by Ibram X Kendi was a book I thoroughly enjoyed reading. Kendi does a fantastic job of addressing the impacts of racism in our society while presenting valuable antiracist approaches. This book brings to light important concepts about racism and intersectionality that are important to understand. Kendi presents his personal experiences and growth relating to racism while presenting a compelling argument about forming an equitable society.
"How to be an Anti-Racist" by Ibram X Kendi was a book I always had wanted to read. As I was reading it, I spent most of my time rereading specific passages and reflecting on how they applied to the lives of my own and the people around me. Kendi's captivating writing style was a pleasure to read, as he seamlessly incorporates his personal experiences into ideas of racism and proposals for individual and systemic change. This book is a valuable tool for not just being aware of racism around us but also contributing to a more fair and just society. Kendi formulates his arguments with evidence and historical examples, which lay a solid foundation for the principles he presents in the book.
This book was carefully curated, and it was clear that Kendi dedicated himself entirely to its creation. By combining aspects of law, history, politics, and ethics, this book provides various lenses and perspectives to consider. Kendi does a fantastic job of addressing the impacts of racism in our society while presenting valuable antiracist approaches. This book is very applicable to today's society and is sure to open up one's awareness to issues that they may not have been aware of. Kendi's writing is sure to spark interest and/or inspiration. Overall, I definitely recommend this book and I look forward to reading his other work.