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Ibram X. Kendi

The National Book Award winner on “the R word,” the end of capitalism and his new book, How to Be an Antiracist

Your new book combines theory and memoir. Why did you decide to weave in your own story? I did not want to use personal narrative; I’m a very private person. But I was trying to think of a way to convey the journey one has to embark on to be antiracist, and eventually I relented.

The journey included your own moments

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