‘How to be an Antiracist’ author discusses book, politicians

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 24, 2019 2:27 PM CT | Published: October 23, 2019 11:43 PM CT

Ibram X. Kendi, the author of "How to be an Antiracist," says it's harder to prove intent and consciousness in racism and that's why politicians have defined racism that way for generations. The concept came into play in the recent race for Memphis mayor. Kendi didn't comment on that controversy but says the idea has become part of the nation's political discourse.


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