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Review: How to Be an Antiracist

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Part memoir, part history, and part call to substantive political action–Ibram Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist is brilliant.

I’m not sure that I can convey either the importance or the nuance of this book in this format. So let me just say that everyone should read it.

Kendi’s aim here is primarily to dismantle the idea of non-racism or race neutrality. One can either be a racist by supporting racist policies or be an antiracist by supporting antiracist policies.

The outworking of that thesis along with a history of racism were important enough, but Kendi weaves it all together with his own story of becoming an antiracist. That integration only aided his argument and made this book more than another socio-political treatise.

Five stars.

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Review: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This is a collection of speeches that Greta Thunberg has given from 2018-2019 at various summits and gatherings in the West.

Her primary aim is to castigate the leaders of today for bit doing nearly enough, if anything, to address the climate crisis. She also defends and addresses concerns over her school strikes.

She ultimately makes the case that world leaders shouldn’t have to be woken from their political sleep by he and other teenagers. If there were any room in the politics of today to simply heed and act upon the words qualified scientific authorities, perhaps we could be on the way toward doing something rather than nothing about the current predicament

Five stars.

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