Historian Ibram X. Kendi offers an exhaustive, gripping portrayal of the complex, heartbreaking history of racism in the United States. Kendi traces the progress of racism and antiracism in philosophy, politics, science, law and popular culture over five periods in American history – as seen through the lens of a significant thinker of each period. His account emphasizes the cause-and-effect connections between ideas and policies. A National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller, Kendi’s history has earned its place on the bookshelves of historians, activists and engaged Americans.
About the Author
Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Comment on this summary
In our Journal
7 months ago
Focus on Black Leadership
Black History Month is a great opportunity to reflect upon the contributions and legacies of great Black leaders past and current. Americans celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January and Black History Month in February. It’s a chance to look back on the long, unique journey of American history and acknowledge the sacrifice across […]