Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Author:

Jason Reynolds, Ibrahim X. Kendi

Title:

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Publisher:

Nataka Books Reviews: 

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

“Segregationist are haters. Like, real haters. People who hate you for not being like them. Assimilationists are people who like you, but only with quotation marks. Like...”like” you. Meaning, they “like” you because you’re like them. And then there are antiracists. They love you because you’re like you.” ...readmore


--review by @Hillsreads blogging at https://hillysreads.wordpress.com/

Nataka Books Full Review: 

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

“Segregationist are haters. Like, real haters. People who hate you for not being like them. Assimilationists are people who like you, but only with quotation marks. Like...”like” you. Meaning, they “like” you because you’re like them. And then there are antiracists. They love you because you’re like you.”

Stamped explains how there were leaders throughout history in this country who were either segregationist, assimilationist, or antiracist and how their decisions and actions impacted the that way this country was built. I love how the authors made note at the very beginning that this is not a history book, this book helps us understand how we all got to this point, today. This book is all about race and systematic racism and oppression in America. It’s a simple yet brief breakdown of America’s racist history, starting from the time when the white men came upon the shores of this land.

I love how there are breaks aka “pauses” throughout the book to just stop.


--review by @Hillsreads blogging at https://hillysreads.wordpress.com/