Prof. Ibram X. Kendi: On The History of Racist Ideas in America
This is a production by the National History Center in cooperation with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program in Washington D.C. In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi chronicles the entire history of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Contrary to popular conceptions, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Instead, they were devised and honed by some of the most brilliant minds of each era. These intellectuals used their brilliance to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial disparities in everything from wealth to health. And while racist ideas are easily produced and easily consumed, they can also be discredited. In shedding much-needed light on the murky history of racist ideas, Dr. Kendi offers us the tools we need to expose them--and in the process, gives us reason to hope.
Dr. Ibram X Kendi is a Professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the AntiRacist Research and Policy Center at American University. He is a New York Times Best Seller, a National Book Award Recepient, and has written many essays including for The New York Times and The Washington Post. His best selling books include National Book Award Winner: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist ideas in America and his New York Times #1 Bestseller, How to Be an Antiracist, which temporarily sold out of print globally in the summer of 2020.
In January 2019, Dr. Ibram X Kendi was the honored Keynote Speaker hosted by the Office of Outreach and Education for the 32nd Annual MLK Community Celebration at Washington State University.
Darnell L. Moore - On Rethinking Gender and Sexuality | The Daily Show
Darnell L. Moore is an American writer and activist whose work is informed by anti-racist, feminist, queer of color, and anti-colonial thought and advocacy. In this video Moore discusses the challenges of growing up black and gay in America, and the horrors brought by toxic masculinity. Moore's essays, social commentary, poetry, and interviews have appeared in various national and international media venues, including the Feminist Wire, Ebony magazine, and The Huffington Post. His book, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America, was published to wide acclaim in March 2018.
In 2019, the Office of Outreach and Education along with the College of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center, sponsored Darnell L. Moore for the annual ESFCC Speakers Series at Washington State University.