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How to Be an Antiracist Educator: An Interview With Ibram X. Kendi

In education, nothing is “neutral” when it comes to race. Lesson plans, edtech tools and learning environments either create more equity among students of different races, or more inequity.

That’s what scholar Ibram X. Kendi told EdSurge in an interview Nov. 30 during the 2020 virtual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education.

Kendi, the bestselling author of books including How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped from the Beginning, is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, as well as the founder and director of the institution’s new Center for Antiracist Research.

During the conversation with EdSurge, Kendi shared his perspective about inequitable education outcomes and how antiracist policy changes could benefit the students who grow up with the least access to resources in their homes and schools.

He also discussed his teaching style and why it’s important for educators to share vulnerability with their students.

Excerpted from “How to Be an Antiracist Educator: An Interview With Ibram X. Kendi.” on EdSurge. Read the transcript of the interview online.

Source: EdSurge | How to Be an Antiracist Educator: An Interview With Ibram X. Kendi, https://www.edsurge.com/news/2020-12-01-how-to-be-an-antiracist-educator-an-interview-with-ibram-x-kendi | © 2011-2020 EdSurge Inc.

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