Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary Podcast: Athletic Protests

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 12:00 pm EST

The opposite of racist isn’t ‘not racist.’ It is ‘antiracist.’ What’s the difference?
One endorses either the idea of a racial hierarchy as a racist, or racial equality as an antiracist. One either believes problems are rooted in groups of people, as a racist, or locates the roots of problems in power and policies, as an antiracist. One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an antiracist. There is no in-between safe space of ‘not racist.’

Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist

The Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights presents Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary, a podcast from the lecture series and associated course presenting preeminent scholars, thought leaders, and public intellectuals to guide our community through topics necessary to an understanding of systemic racism and racial justice. The series is self-consciously an entry point, designed to provide intellectual and moral building blocks to begin the transformative work of anti-racism in our students, on our campus, and in our broader communities.

Join the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights as Howard Bryant, senior writer for ESPN and author of The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism, explores racial protest in the sports industry.

Howard Bryant has worked as reporter for the Washington Post and the Boston Herald, and is a prolific baseball writer on a variety of topics affecting the game. He also contributes to ESPN The Magazine, ESPN, and ESPN Radio.

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