• NOTE: The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Kendi, Ibram X. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. Nation Books, 2016. Hardcover edition.
• In his Prologue, Ibram X. Kendi sets out his intentions with writing the book.
• Kendi discusses the current climate of racism in America, citing the #Black Lives Matter movement that arose from the heartbreaks of many African Americans at the hands of law enforcement. Among these cited are Trayvon Martin, Rekia Boyd, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, the Charleston 9, and Sandra Bland.
• Statistically, Kendi points out that “young Black males [are] twenty-one times more likely to be killed by police than their White counterparts” (1).
• The author also discusses the disparity between Black Americans who are incarcerated: “African Americans own 2.7 percent of the nation’s wealth, and make up 40 percent of the incarcerated population” (2).
• Kendi outlines...
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