Title: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Author: Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
Listening Time: 4hr 11m
Date Read: June 17, 2020
“There will come a time when we will love humanity, when we will gain the courage to fight for an equitable society for our beloved humanity, knowing, intelligently, that when we fight for humanity, we are fighting for ourselves.”
This book is powerful and amazing. I have so many thoughts and feelings from this book that it is hard to articulate how much it impacted me. I haven’t read the original book, Stamped from the Beginning, but I definitely plan to read it now. There is so much history that I don’t know because it was never taught or was glossed over during my upbringing and education.
“To know the past is to know the present. To know the present is to know yourself.”
This is a book that I believe every white person should read. This book articulates the struggles that Blacks have gone through since they were first brought to this country and are still struggling with today. As the blurb says, this isn’t a history book, but it does give important facts from history that are still impacting people today. We need to know this history so we can do something about it, especially here in the U.S.
Also, I listened to the audiobook of this and Reynolds does an amazing job narrating. I highly recommended this audiobook, especially if you struggle to read nonfiction books.