Slavery belongs to history - racism is timeless


ANTIRASISM: In the 1700th century, it was profitable shop to capture people as slaves and commodities. In the 19th century, slavery was abolished. In the world of Ibram X. Kendi, captivity still exists - every time we fail to protest against racism.

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Published: September 15, 2020
How to be an antiracist
Author: Ibram X. Kendi One World
Publisher: Random House, USA

"I suspect Negroes and generally all other human species (there are four or five different types) of the natural condition of being inferior to whites," wrote the Enlightenment philosopher David Hume in 1753.

Celebrity book How to Be an Antiracist is packed with historical and current examples of racism. Many of them are considerably more subtle than the quote above. They all serve one purpose: to map the terrain and find ways to combat racism. The African-American New York author has come to the conclusion that there is no neutrality in this struggle. …

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