14 episodes

Be Antiracist imagines what an antiracist society might look like and how we all can play an active role in building one. Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is the author of How to Be an Antiracist, the book that spurred a nationwide conversation redefining what it means to be antiracist, and in this podcast, he guides listeners how they can identify and reject the racist systems hiding behind racial inequity and injustice. Alongside notable guests, Dr. Kendi continues his journey towards building a just and equitable world and proposes how we can all help create it with him.

Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi Pushkin

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.8 • 1.3K Ratings

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Be Antiracist imagines what an antiracist society might look like and how we all can play an active role in building one. Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is the author of How to Be an Antiracist, the book that spurred a nationwide conversation redefining what it means to be antiracist, and in this podcast, he guides listeners how they can identify and reject the racist systems hiding behind racial inequity and injustice. Alongside notable guests, Dr. Kendi continues his journey towards building a just and equitable world and proposes how we can all help create it with him.

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    Introducing Started From the Bottom: How Charlamagne Turned Failure Into Success

    Introducing Started From the Bottom: How Charlamagne Turned Failure Into Success

    Here’s a preview of a new podcast from Pushkin, Started From the Bottom. Host Justin Richmond interviews successful “outsiders” — people of color, people who weren’t part of the old boys’ network, people who weren’t part of the college network — about how they beat the odds and built a roadmap for success. In this episode, he’s joined by Charlamagne Tha God, who shares how he went from being a young man suffering from anxiety, constantly in and out of jail, to a prevailing icon of modern media. Hear more from Started From the Bottom at apple.co/thebottom. 
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    • 49 min
    Black & Asian American Solidarity: Exchanging Ideas, Sharing History

    Black & Asian American Solidarity: Exchanging Ideas, Sharing History

    Cathy Park Hong is a Korean American poet, writer, professor, and the poetry editor at The New Republic. Her recent book, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and won the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography in 2021. Hong and Dr. Kendi have a deep discussion about the uniquely Asian American experience of living at the intersection of racist vilification and the stereotype of the “model minority.” For further reading, resources, and a transcript of this episode visit pushkin.fm/show/be-antiracist-ibram-kendi/

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    • 49 min
    Repairing the Past: Returning Native Land

    Repairing the Past: Returning Native Land

    David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. His most recent book, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Carnegie Medal in 2019. He is currently a professor of English at the University of Southern California. Dr. Treuer and Dr. Kendi held a powerful conversation about the ramifications of historical erasure, anti-Native racism, and Treuer’s antiracist proposal to return the National Parks to the tribes. For further reading, resources, and a transcript of this episode visit pushkin.fm/show/be-antiracist-ibram-kendi/

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    • 36 min
    Prison & Police Abolition: Finding True Safety

    Prison & Police Abolition: Finding True Safety

    Abolitionist Mariame Kaba is the founder of Project NIA and the author of the New York Times bestseller, We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice. Kaba and Dr. Kendi have a profound discussion on why mass surveillance, police, punishment, and incarceration will never create a safe society—and what will. For further reading, resources, and a transcript of this episode visit https://www.pushkin.fm/podcasts/be-antiracist-with-ibram-x-kendi.
     
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    • 49 min
    Antiracism & Immigration: People First

    Antiracism & Immigration: People First

    As a 2020 presidential candidate, Julián Castro proposed radically reforming United States immigration policy by putting people first. Previously he served as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and spent three terms as mayor of San Antonio, Texas. In 2018 Castro published his memoir, An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream. He now serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for American Progress and is a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. Dr. Kendi and Castro sit down to discuss the common ground on which antiracist and pro-immigrant battles must be fought. For further reading, resources, and a transcript of this episode visit https://www.pushkin.fm/podcasts/be-antiracist-with-ibram-x-kendi.
     
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    • 37 min
    Beyond Capitalism: A Multiracial Labor Movement

    Beyond Capitalism: A Multiracial Labor Movement

    Historian Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley is the Gary B. Nash Professor of History at UCLA and the author of Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression and Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination. Dr. Kendi and Dr. Kelley have a deep discussion on the roots of the modern American labor movements, racial capitalism, and how we can create an antiracist world that benefits all workers. For further reading, resources, and a transcript of this episode visit https://www.pushkin.fm/podcasts/be-antiracist-with-ibram-x-kendi.
     
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

WillBe DeletingApp ,

Wonderful addition to reading Dr Kendi’s books!

I am so grateful to have free access to Dr Kendi’s podcast episodes — much like hearing an audiobook recorded by the author, hearing experts introduce, frame, and build contexts and concepts is “next level.” Dr Kendi and other expert voices in our current culture provide white people like my family an opportunity to learn things which have been intentionally left out of our history classes and our family stories, which in turn leaves us ignorant of the racist hallmarks and foundations of our present-day social, political, and business institutions. Learning and unlearning are happening together. It is not enough to “not be racist” — it is imperative to be antiracist. Thank you Dr Kendi and Puskin for creating and sharing this podcast!

Logorfin ,

Ignore the detractors

1-star reviews are seeking only to be divisive. This podcast is insightful, honest, poignant, and seeds you to a myriad of other books and podcasts to expand your thinking.

lrg1124 ,

Fantastic

And a must listen for white folks.

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