Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary Podcast: Mothers of the Civil Rights Movement

Wednesday, April 24, 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 Anna Malaika Tubbs, advocate, educator, and author of The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation, explores how three extraordinary women influenced the history of civil rights in the US.

Anna Malaika Tubbs has written on topics ranging from the forced sterilization of Black women, the importance of feminism, intersectionality, and inclusivity. Her work has been featured in TIME Magazine, the Huffington PostFor HarrietDarling Magazine, and Blavity.

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