"How to be an Antiracist" Mastermind Experience

Research guide containing resources for "How to be an Antiracist" Mastermind Experience

Library Research Guide

Welcome to the Antiracist Mastermind Experience Resource Guide!

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This resource guide was created to supplement the How to be an Antiracist Mastermind Experience. This resource guide gives readers opportunities to dive deeper into some of the events and policies that Kendi touches upon.

Each event or policy is broken down into three sections: minutes, hours, and days. These seek to define the time commitment needed for the linked resource.

 Minutes: Curious about environmental racism but only have half an hour? Watch the video linked in the "minutes" category.

 Hours: Have a few hours to explore gerrymandering? Check out the multi-episode podcast in the "hours" category.

 Days: Ready to commit a significant amount of time to learning about the history of redlining and housing segregation? Grab a copy of The Color of Law from the library.

This guide is not a comprehensive list of resources, but it provides readers of Kendi's text with some next steps towards learning about the many aspects of United States history and its connections to racism and antiracism. Check out the Related databases and guides at K-State section of this page to learn more about using K-State Libraries to find more information on these topics.

Topics in Each Section

These pages are organized by chapters read for each Small Group meeting. Below is a list of topics in each section.

  • Intro-Chapter 3: Gerrymandering and voter suppression; colorblind racism and race neutrality; environmental racism and climate change; medical racism; war on drugs; black liberation theology; school segregation; and war on crime
  • Chapters 4-7: School to prison pipeline; scientific racism; ethnic racism and Black immigrants; and respectability politics
  • Chapters 8-11: Paternalism and "benevolent" enslavement; reconstruction; standardized testing; historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs); and colorism
  • Chapters 12-15: Capitalism and slavery; the great migration and white flight; welfare myths; black studies programs; misogynoir; and homophobia, transphobia, and racism
  • Chapters 16-18: The abolition of slavery and the myths about it; the Cold War and the Civil Rights movement; the Montgomery bus boycott
  • Other topics: Critiques of "How to be an Antiracist", whiteness and white supremacy