2021 Feather River College Book in Common:

How to Be an Antiracist

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Purpose

Ibram X. Kendi's book How to Be an Antiracist takes a close look at what could be called structural and social racism. Instead of wanting to lay blame or accuse individuals of racist views or behavior, Kendi is more interested in showing how our society has incorporated bias and prejudice into many of our ideas and behaviors which shape and support our society. He uses a combination of personal stories from his life as well as journalistic reporting and scholarly analysis to demonstrate his points.

 

The book (or portions of it) is being used in some FRC English classes, principally English 101, 103 (Critical Thinking) and English 119 interpersonal communication. The book has also been adopted into some Sociology and Political Science courses, and in Early Childhood Education courses. The book is used as a major reading, a discussion topic, and for writing assignments.

 

How to be an Antiracist was also adopted by CSU Chico and Butte College as their book in common. To show, in a public way, that FRC values learning through reading