Ibram X. Kendi on the Use of the Term ‘Antiracist’
From the Quarantine Tapes Podcast with Paul Holdengraber
Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, The Quarantine Tapes chronicles shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Each day, Paul calls a guest for a brief discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic.
Today on episode 87 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber and Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped from the Beginning, talk about Ibram’s work at the newly-established Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University and how Ibram has found himself with less time than ever in these last few months of quarantine. Kendi also talks about the use of the term antiracist, his hopes for his work at the new center, and how he feels about the spotlight that has been shined on him in recent weeks.
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Ibram X. Kendi is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, professor of history, and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. He is an Ideas Columnist at The Atlantic, and a correspondent with CBS News. He is the author of five books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction; How to Be an Antiracist; STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky.