Thursday, September 08, 2016

Friday: Dr. Ibram Kendi Event, History of Racism

The UAlbany English Department invites you to a free event featuring Dr. Ibram X. Kendi.  On Friday (9/9) at 12 pm, Dr. Kendi will present a talk based on his sweeping history and analysis of "racist ideas" in America.  His new book, Stamped from the Beginning, represents a significant contribution to scholarly discourse on race, and it has been positively reviewed by major publications and prominent scholars.  The Washington Post calls it "engrossing and relentless."

12PM, Standish Room, Science Library, University at Albany Uptown Campus 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, NY  12222

 "ENGROSSING AND RELENTLESS"—The Washington Post
"AMBITIOUS, MAGISTERIAL" —Starred Kirkus Review
"MUST FOR SERIOUS READERS" —Library Journal
"HEAVILY RESEARCHED YET READABLE" —Booklist

Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America--more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society.


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