Anti-Visions

Ibram Kendi's Antiracist Binary

September 04, 2020 Season 1 Episode 9
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Ibram Kendi's Antiracist Binary
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Anti-Visions
Ibram Kendi's Antiracist Binary
Sep 04, 2020 Season 1 Episode 9

In this episode I explore what Ibram X. Kendi means by "Antiracist." as outlined in his book, "How to be an Antiracist."  I contend that the the antiracist theory that Kendi espouses is a binary construct much like the very system he purports to oppose.

I also seek to understand what particular "policies" he is talking about in his book and I conclude that although he doesn't spell it out, if you can discover the disparities in society then you can bet that these are the areas of policy he is most concerned with.  But the question is wether these disparities exist solely because of racism.

This discussion leads to some data discussions on the wealth gap and some bones to pick with educational disparities.

For more check out: 

antivisions.com
I recently posted an entry about police brutality and statistics if you like that sort of thing.  Either way I would love to hear from you and the website is a way that we can get a conversation going.
twitter.com/antivisions
facebook.com/antivsions

References:
"How to Be An Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi

"The Quest for Cosmic Justice" by Thomas Sowell

https://youtu.be/KCrg1VCjZgw Kendi on reparations

Kendi on Capitalism:  https://www.nfg.org/news/capitalism-and-racism-conjoined-twins

https://youtu.be/yDWjr7oFVgc White folks are reading, but are they learning? with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Disparity Does Not Mean Discrimination (Youtube interview with Thomas Sowell)

Show Notes

In this episode I explore what Ibram X. Kendi means by "Antiracist." as outlined in his book, "How to be an Antiracist."  I contend that the the antiracist theory that Kendi espouses is a binary construct much like the very system he purports to oppose.

I also seek to understand what particular "policies" he is talking about in his book and I conclude that although he doesn't spell it out, if you can discover the disparities in society then you can bet that these are the areas of policy he is most concerned with.  But the question is wether these disparities exist solely because of racism.

This discussion leads to some data discussions on the wealth gap and some bones to pick with educational disparities.

For more check out: 

antivisions.com
I recently posted an entry about police brutality and statistics if you like that sort of thing.  Either way I would love to hear from you and the website is a way that we can get a conversation going.
twitter.com/antivisions
facebook.com/antivsions

References:
"How to Be An Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi

"The Quest for Cosmic Justice" by Thomas Sowell

https://youtu.be/KCrg1VCjZgw Kendi on reparations

Kendi on Capitalism:  https://www.nfg.org/news/capitalism-and-racism-conjoined-twins

https://youtu.be/yDWjr7oFVgc White folks are reading, but are they learning? with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Disparity Does Not Mean Discrimination (Youtube interview with Thomas Sowell)