The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America | White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism | White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide | The African-American Odyssey | The Half Has Never Been Told | When Affirmative Action Was White | The History of White People
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NAMED A FINALIST for the 2016 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTIONÂ
THE MOST AMBITIOUS BOOK OF 2016 -- The Washington Post
A KIRKUS BEST HISTORY BOOK OF 2016,Â BEST BOOK OF 2016 TO EXPLAIN CURRENT POLITICS &Â BEST HEARTRENDING NONFICTION BOOK of 2016
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.Â Stamped from the BeginningÂ 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,Â Stamped from the BeginningÂ offers us the tools we need to expose them--and in the process, gives us reason to hope.
"ENGROSSING AND RELENTLESS" --The Washington Post
"THIS DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF RACIST IDEAS SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING" --The Root
"NOVELISTIC FLAIR" --The Stranger
"AMBITIOUS, MAGISTERIAL" --Starred Kirkus Review
"MUST FOR SERIOUS READERS" --Library Journal
"HEAVILY RESEARCHED YET READABLE" --Booklist
"WORTH THE TIME OF ANYONE WHO WANTS TO UNDERSTAND RACISM" --The Seattle Times
"EVER-RELEVANT CONTEXT FOR THE WHITE SUPREMACIST MOMENT" --The Dallas Morning News
"A COMPELLING, THOROUGHLY ENLIGTENING, UNSETTLING, AND NECESSARY READ" --Vox
"GRACEFUL, ENGAGING PROSE" --Tampa Bay Times
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