11 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 iHeartRadio and Pushkin Industries

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.7 • 966 Ratings

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.

    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 pushkin.fm/show/be-antiracist-ibram-kendi/
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    • 53 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 pushkin.fm/show/be-antiracist-ibram-kendi/
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    • 40 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 pushkin.fm/show/be-antiracist-ibram-kendi/
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    • 43 min
    Racism & Sports: Changing Athletics, Changing Society

    Racism & Sports: Changing Athletics, Changing Society

    Jemele Hill is an award-winning sports journalist, a writer at The Atlantic, and host of the Unbothered podcast. She was a co-host of SportsCenter on ESPN and a Senior Correspondent and Columnist for their website, The Undefeated, before leaving the network in 2018. Dr. Kendi and Hill have a thought-provoking conversation about overhauling sports – from ownership to fandom to media – in the pursuit of an antiracist future. For further reading, resources, and a transcript of this episode visit pushkin.fm/show/be-antiracist-ibram-kendi/
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    • 46 min
    Leveling Difference: The Antiracist Struggle for LGBTQ+ Justice

    Leveling Difference: The Antiracist Struggle for LGBTQ+ Justice

    For a long time Don Lemon was America’s only Black prime-time news anchor. He now hosts Don Lemon Tonight on CNN every weeknight and serves as a CNN correspondent. He is also the author of a new, deeply personal and reflective book called, This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism. Lemon shares his experience as a Black gay man, the racism and homophobia he’s faced, witnessed and battled against. He and Dr. Kendi discuss how the antiracist struggle includes the struggle against homophobia, transphobia, and all forms of bigotry targeting members of the LGBTQ+ community. For further reading, resources, and a transcript of this episode visit pushkin.fm/show/be-antiracist-ibram-kendi/
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    • 36 min
    The Attack on Voting Rights: An Ugly History

    The Attack on Voting Rights: An Ugly History

    Ari Berman is, without question, one of the leading journalists documenting voter suppression in the United States today. He covers voting rights at Mothers Jones and is the author of Give Us The Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, which chronicles the history of voter suppression after the Voting Rights Acts of 1965. Dr. Kendi and Berman discuss the history of voting rights in the United States, the Republican-led attacks they face, and the type of antiracist policies necessary for a multiracial democracy. For further reading, resources, and a transcript of this episode visit pushkin.fm/show/be-antiracist-ibram-kendi/
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
966 Ratings

966 Ratings

Chatoyances ,

Excellent

One of the best podcasts I have listened to for awhile. The guests experts on the topics covered in each episode take in-depth looks at the complexity of racism in our society in the many places it lives. Any 1 star reviewers should try listening again, reading the works of the guests and Kendi and question their own feelings as to why they the content discussed and work being done here as upsetting…

fanofharry ,

Brilliant research based information

This is an inspiring, brilliant research-based podcast with in-depth information about issues we all need to think more about. It’s a favorite for me and I am always eager to listen to it every week.

Stevo2440 ,

Pseudo intellectualism

I listen to this only because I am attempting to understand the opposing arguments to my own. This is one of a few I entertain. But it is extremely hard to take serious at times. Very emotionally motivated and lacking real substance. No other possible causes of the issues other than racism are ever discussed. This exposes a very immature world view. I predict it won’t be long before Dr. Kendi is no longer taken serious. And I’m sure people who disagree will assume it’s because I’m racist. 🙄 I can’t honestly waste time worrying about that though. LOL

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