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Do you have a question for Dr Kendi?


It's just a little more than two weeks away from the special event when Dr Ibram X. Kendi, author of How To Be An Antiracist, will be making his exclusive Zoom appearance for readers from the Episcopal Diocese of New York--October 22! I hope you're looking forward to the evening as much as I am.


Dr Kendi will be able to answer a selected number of questions from readers on that evening. Do you have a question you'd like him to consider? Please enter it in the comments to this post. We'll be sending them along to Dr Kendi, and maybe yours will be one of the questions he gets to answer!

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Gina Scudellari
Gina Scudellari
Oct 21, 2020

Dear Dr. Kendi,Thank you for your book and the concepts within it :it has become the basis for many conversations with those who have not yet read the book . I am rooted in environmentalism :6th mass extinction :Project Drawdown: Laudato Si (and the vital role that indigenous peoples play in guiding us as they have an understanding of how to live harmony with creation) and the Food as oppression work of Dr. Mary Hyman and I have experienced push back and little willingness to acknowledge and address the intersectionality of these issues :can you help me to illustrate why these 2 issues are key ,both in terms of their being a form hidden oppression and in terms of ov…

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Thank you for your thought-provoking book. Your journey has encouraged me to go deeper into the forces that have shaped me as a white woman. From where we are in America now, what gives you hope that we are capable of fixing ourselves, that we can accept responsibility for the evil we both tolerate and benefit from?

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Roberta Todd
Roberta Todd
Oct 15, 2020

Can you comment on a response by Bryan Stevens , in light of your summation in Chapter 16 Failure “The problem of race has always been at its core the problem of power, not the problem of immorality or ignorance” , provided in the Erza Klein, July 20,2020 podcast "How America Can Heal A conversation about truth and reconciliation in the US. His response to this question" What is a healthy relationship for society to have with its own history?


“Knowing the actual history. If you don’t know your history, you can’t really begin to understand what your obligations are, what your responsibilities are, what you should fear, what you should celebrate, what’s honorable and what’s not honorable.”


[Ezra Klein…

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Roberta Todd
Roberta Todd
Oct 15, 2020

Additional Question --

In Chapter 16 Failure (page 208 ) you provide us with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statements that are far from and can be viewed as contrary to the public image that those who believe the race problem can be resolved by integrationist, making society color blind and race neutral and quote by dwelling on a few words from the I have a Dream Speech that view race and power “We’ve had it wrong and the past mixed up in our county, and this has led Negro Americans in the past to seek their goals through love and moral suasion devoid of power” “problem of power , a confrontation between the forces of power demanding …

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Adrian Dannhauser
Adrian Dannhauser
Oct 14, 2020

Dr. Kendi,


Can you speak to how your work intersects with Black Theology as articulated by James Cone?


Many thanks,

Adrian Dannhauser

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