How To Be An Antiracist

How To Be An Antiracist
by Ibram X. Kendi
What’s the most important thing to know?
The most important thing to know is that everyone, regardless of race, colour, or background can be racist. People of colour can be racist against other people of colour or cultures. How to be anti-racist is understanding yourself (your privilege) and your beliefs. There is no such thing as not being racist. We all need to strive to be anti-racist, which means learning new ways to think and how to change racist policies.
What did you like? How are you using this book in you practice?

This book gave me a clear understanding of what it means to be anti-racist. Through my white privilege (even coming from a working-class family) I have a voice in changing policies that limit the ability of other people. As an educator, this book has challenged me to think about the education system and reflect on the educational practices and expectations that were born from a white person’s perspective. I am looking at my own instructional practices and trying to understand where my students are, their background, and if I am meeting THEIR needs.


 


Submitted by:
Lorrie Yoshinaga