Video Source: Talks at Google
Video Description: Dr. Ibram Xolani Kendi (born Ibram Henry Rogers) is one of America’s foremost anti-racist scholars. He is a National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Stamped from the Beginning and How To Be An Antiracist. The latter book gained a massive audience last year after protests against deadly police violence swept the globe. In 2019, Dr. Kendii was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, and the following year, Boston University honored him with an endowed professorship. Today, Kendi is a regular contributor to The Atlantic and the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. For these accomplishments and more, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2020. In this episode of Equity Talks, Sherice Torres, Google’s Global Director of Inclusion, sits down with Dr. Kendi to discuss what it means to be an anti-racist. The Equity Talks series is a global forum offering an in-depth study of justice through forthright discussion. By amplifying some of the most important voices of our time, our goal is to encourage introspection, conversation, and personal growth.