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Ibram X Kendi
Ibram X. Kendi, born in New York in 1982, is Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center, Professor of History and International Relations, and holds the prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Professorship in the Humanities at Boston University, which is considered a special distinction for academic and social achievement and has been occupied only by Elie Wiesel since its founding in 1973. For his book "Gebrandmarkt. The True Story of Racism in America" he received the National Book Award in 2016. "How to Be an Antiracist" is his new, widely acclaimed book, New York Times number one bestseller, in which he uses his own history to make the mechanisms of racism visible and demands nothing less than a radical reorientation of our consciousness.