Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds on "Stamped" and racism's legacy, then, now and during coronavirus
Bestselling co-authors Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds discuss their collaboration on "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You," a young adult version of Kendi's 2016 National Book Award Winner "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Ra...
"America will have us believing that there is something wrong with us, that we are a problem or that we have a problem, when the problem has more to do and everything to do with American policy and racist policy and racist ideas, not with us," Reynolds told Salon's D. Watkins. Watch the episode above to hear about why Kendi tapped Reynolds, a beloved YA author and the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature to write the version for young readers. Plus Kendi gives his take on coronavirus and explains the work he's doing with the COVID Tracking Project to assess who is being infected with the virus and who is dying because of it.
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