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Ready to learn the most important takeaways from How to Be an Antiracist in less than two minutes? Keep reading!
Why This Book Matters:
How to Be an Antiracist explains how racism is rooted in systems of policy and how people can become antiracist by noticing the differences in people while acknowledging a need for equality.
The Big Takeaways:
- Know that racial injustice is embedded in the guidelines.
- If To achieve a better balance, an antiracist may suggest positive discrimination, like affirmative action, where through policy is equality received.
- Racists think blacks are lesser than because they choose to act a certain way.
- An antiracist does not want to change the culture of blacks. Instead, they wish to see the policies that created the violent parts of the culture dismantled.
- Racists believe that the biology of the races is different.
- Though physical differences are apparent, there are no differences between people biologically.
- Racists believe that the color of one’s skin is an indicator of their goodness.
- The media perpetuates this racist idea that lighter skin and attributes more in-line with white people are superior when it comes to beauty.
- How white people think about other white people is still racist.
- An antiracist will always be against racism and racist policies, regardless of who the racism is targeted toward.