Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction
A New York Times bestseller in race and civil rights
Finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction
A Boston Globe best book of 2016
A Washington Post notable book of 2016
Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America-more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society. In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history....