Please RSVP for the No Place For Hate Book Club *Parents Edition.* We will be reading and discussing the award-winning and massively successful Stamped from the Beginning, by Ibram X. Kendi. Join in the conversation, May 25th at 7pm on zoom (link will be shared with registered participants).
Click here to purchase the book online or head to the Community Bookstore to pick up a copy and start reading today. We also recommend listening to Jason Reynolds read the book in the audio version. The book is a sweeping intellectual history of racist ideologies and thought in America.
Contrary to popular belief, racist ideas did not grow out of ignorance, but were devised by some of the most brilliant minds of each era to justify and rationalize discrimination in its harshest forms, from slave labor, which was the lifeblood of the new American economy, to disparate treatment of Black Americans in policy and practices on everything from housing to health care. Reading this book together offers us each an opportunity to re-think and possibly better understand American racial dynamics and disparities—and how we may want to proceed.
IBRAM X. KENDI is an historian and antiracist scholar. He is a National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of seven books, and he is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News Racial Justice Contributor. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.