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Stamped from the Beginning

The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

By Ibram X. Kendi
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Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped from the Beginning (2016) offers a powerful examination of the modern history of racism in the United States, including where racist ideas originate and how they spread. In particular, the author looks closely at how the presidential campaigns and administrations of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton have helped propagate racist thought and had a detrimental impact on America’s black communities.

  • Activists interested in civil rights and race relations
  • Readers fascinated by American history
  • Students of politics and public administration

Ibram X. Kendi is assistant professor of African-American history at the University of Florida. He is also the author of the award-winning book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-72.

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