Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Looking for the underlying cause

How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi; 2019; $27.00; 305 pages; One World, New York, NY; 978-0-525-50928-8; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Rockwood; 8/19/19-8/30/19

Okay this one is a difficult one to explain.  The author examines many different isms and how to combat them.  It is not enough to be not racist, we need to look for the causes of the racist, sexist policies that enable racism.  Racism is not just an individual problem but is also a systemic problem.  There are policies in place that cause racism, poverty, sexism and more.  We have to seek those causes out and replace them with equitable policies.  Ibram X Kendi is much more eloquent on the subject than I am.  


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