Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Stamped traces the history of racism and the many political, literary, and philosophical narratives that have been used to justify slavery, oppression, and genocide. Framed through the ideologies and thoughts of segregationists, assimilationists, and antiracists throughout history, the book demonstrates that the “construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, whether financially or politically,” and that this power has been used to systemically and systematically oppress Black people in the United States for more than four hundred years.

Title:Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316453691
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    Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You Reviews

  • Emily May

    There was no science to prove any of this. But who needs science when you have racism? This should be required reading in all American schools. Kids need to know and understand this history (even i...

  • Mario the lone bookwolf

    Big History at its best, it´s showing the important connection between past atrocities and current systems, between old ideologies and their new, subtle, dishonest disguises. Just because something i...

  • emma

    if you take one recommendation from me this year, let it be this one.everyone should read this book....

  • Riley

    “If we understand how the tree works, how the trunk and roots are where the power lies, and how gravity is on our side, we can attack it, each of us with small axes, and change the face of the fo...

  • Warda

    “Turned out, freedom in America was like quicksand. It looked solid until a Black person tried to stand on it. Then it became clear that it was a sinkhole.” Amongst all the anti-racist literatu...

  • Tatiana

    I hope this book is put into the hands of every teen in this country, so that it can at least somewhat counteract the white-colored "history" they learn in schools. This work isn't trying to be object...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    “There will come a time when we will love humanity, when we will gain the courage to fight for an equitable society for our beloved humanity, knowing, intelligently, that when we fight for humani...

  • Johann (jobis89)

    “But the thing about being Black is that just being can bring bloodshed.”Stamped is a fantastic starting point for anyone looking to learn more about the history of racism within America. It’s a...

  • Lori

    What a brilliant man Ibram X. Kendi is. His comprehensive historical, sociological, political, biographical "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America," which won t...

  • Brandice

    Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You is not a history book but one about race and how racist ideas evolved and persisted. It’s a condensed version of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginnin...