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Since the death of George Floyd in May of 2020, calls for racial justice have spread rapidly throughout the United States and beyond. As they search for solutions to the deeply complex issues around race in America, many schools, organizations, and corporations have embraced the ideas of Best Selling Author, Ibram X. Kendi, whose best known for his book, “How to Be an Antiracist.” In the spirit of exploring diverse viewpoints, we bring you a blog by Jeffrey Aaron Snyder, Associate Professor of Educational Studies at Carleton College. The piece is called “Why Ibram Kendi’s Antiracism is So Flawed.” 

To engage deeper with Snyder’s ideas, check out our related posts “To be Sensible About Race is ‘Not Blaming the Victim’” by John McWhorter, “On the Authority of Experience in Black Thought by Randall Kennedy,” and “The Importance of Intrapersonal Empowerment in American Race Race Relations” by Erec Smith.

Stay up to date with Jeff on Twitter @JeffreyASnyder. For comments and questions email

This episode was hosted by Zach Rausch. The artwork was inspired by Snyder’s piece and was created by Lexi Polokoff. You can follow her on Instagram @lexipolokoffart.