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Stamped from the beginning the definitive history of racist ideas in America

by Kendi, Ibram X.,

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Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for nonfictionA New York Times bestseller in race and civil rightsFinalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfictionA Boston Globe best book of 2016A Washington Post notable book of 2016Some 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. In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Stamped from the Beginning uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to offer a window into the contentious debates between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and antiracists. From Puritan minister Cotton Mather to Thomas Jefferson, from fiery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison to brilliant scholar W.E.B. Du Bois to legendary anti-prison activist Angela Davis, Kendi shows how and why some of our leading proslavery and pro-civil rights thinkers have challenged or helped cement racist ideas in America. Contrary to popular conceptions, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Instead, they were devised and honed by some of the most brilliant minds of each era. These intellectuals used their brilliance to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial disparities in everything from wealth to health. And while racist ideas are easily produced and easily consumed, they can also be discredited. In shedding much-needed light on the murky history of racist ideas, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose them--and in the process, gives us reason to hope.
Part I. Cotton Mather
Human hierarchy
Origins of racist ideas
Coming to America
Saving souls, not bodies
Black hunts
Great awakening
Part II. Thomas Jefferson
Black exhibits
Created equal
Uplift suasion
Big bottoms
Part III. William Lloyd Garrison
Gradual equality
Imbruted or civilized
The impending crisis
History's emancipator
Ready for freedom?
Reconstructing slavery
Reconstructing blame
Part IV. W.E.B. Du Bois
Renewing the south
Southern horrors
Black Judases
Great white hopes
The Birth of a Nation
Media suasion
Old deal
Freedom brand
Massive resistance
Part V. Angela Davis
The act of civil rights
Black power
Law and order
Reagan's drugs
New Democrats
New Republicans
99.9 percent the same
The extraordinary Negro

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Subjects Racism United States History
African American Nonfiction
United States Race relations.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Novel Audio2017
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Piper, Christopher Dontrell, narrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Christopher Dontrell Piper.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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ISBN 9781518940927
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