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

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Americans like to insist that we are living in a postracial, color-blind society. In fact, racist thought is alive and well; it has simply become more sophisticated and more insidious. And as historian Ibram X. Kendi argues, racist ideas in this country have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. 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 lives 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. As Kendi provocatively illustrates, racist thinking did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Racist ideas were created and popularized in an effort to defend deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and to rationalize the nation's racial inequities in everything from wealth to health. While racist ideas are easily produced and easily consumed, they can also be discredited--From publisher's website.

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  • 22 of 47 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

3 current holds with 47 total copies.
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Katonah Village Library 305.8 K (Text)
Nonfiction
31013151879554
Checked out
11/13/2020
Larchmont Public Library 305.8009 K (Text)
Nonfiction
31014152375394
Checked out
10/22/2020
Lewisboro Library 305.8 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31032151398035
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Mamaroneck Public Library District 305.8009 KEN (Text)
Nonfiction
31015152169208
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Mamaroneck Public Library District YA 305.8 KEN (Text)
YA Nonfiction
31015152558681
Checked out
10/27/2020
Mount Kisco Public Library 305.8 KENDI (Text)
Nonfiction
31017151740013
Checked out
11/12/2020
Mount Pleasant Public Library 305.8 K (Text)
Nonfiction
31024153131944
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Mount Vernon Public Library 305.8 K (Text)
Nonfiction
31018154799394
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Mount Vernon Public Library 305.8 K (Text)
Nonfiction
31018154808419
Available
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Mount Vernon Public Library 305.8 K (Text)
YA Nonfiction
31018155434454
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