The Antiracism Handbook: Practical Tools To Shift Your Mindset And Uproot Racism In Your Life And Community | Thema Bryant, Edith G. Arrington, Kevin L. Nadal | Book Review

With my background in women’s studies, I an always looking for books to help educate me and expand on what I have already learned. When I found The Antiracism Handbook: Practical Tools To Shift Your Mindset And Uproot Racism In Your Life And Community available for review, I knew this would be right up this kind of alleyway for me. This handbook provides tools that can help challenge and transform a dominant culture both in individual lives and within their community.

The Antiracism Handbook is a guide to developing an antiracist framework through which to view society. This antiracist framework is used to help the reader examine the world around them. There are exercises throughout the handbook that can be applied to real life situations. The handbook is set up to speak to both white and BIPOC readers and their individual experiences.

There are four parts to the handbook. These are: 1) Laying the foundation for antiracism 2) Addressing barriers, shifting perspectives, and liberating our minds 3) Taking action to cultivate an antiracist life 4) Refilling your well – being antiracist is a long term commitment. I like the way the handbook was broken down and the reflextice exercises through out each chapter helped focus my attention on what I could change and what can be tried.

Another thing that I enjoyed about the handbook was that it was so open and did nt hold any shame. The authors continously cheer the reader on from the very beginning. It demonstrated that every individual has a role to play in addressing racism. I think The Antiracism Handbook will be such a good resource for helping people discover what their best step is in forming a more anti-racist society. Everyone’s experience is different but everyone’s experience can help form a new more unracist society.

Rating: 4 Stars

**I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

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