You say you aren't a racist?  That's not enough.  The way Dr. Ibram Kendi sees it, you are either a racist or you have to be an antiracist.  The acclaimed and controversial Dr. Kendi is coming to Central Washington University (CWU) by way of Webinar for a conversation later this month.

You may have seen him on TV or read one of his several bestselling books.

From a feature article in the August 8, 2019 issue of the New Yorker Magazine about Kendi, "He argues that we should stop thinking of “racist” as a pejorative, and start thinking of it as a simple description, so that we can join him in the difficult work of becoming antiracists. “One either endorses the idea of a racial hierarchy as a racist or racial equality as an antiracist,” Kendi writes, adding that it isn’t possible to be simply “not racist.” He thinks that all of us must choose a side; in fact, he thinks that we are already choosing, all the time."

A  CWU press release announces - A New York Times bestselling author will meet with members of the Central Washington University community on Wednesday, May 12, during a special 4-5 p.m. one-hour webinar question-and-answer session, hosted by CWU President James L. Gaudino and Vice President of Inclusivity and Diversity Kandee Cleary.

Cleary says, “We are extremely honored to welcome such an influential figure like Dr. Kendi, and we believe his message will be well-received by the faculty, staff, and students at Central.”

Kendi’s written works include   “How to Be an Antiracist,” “The Black Campus Movement,” and “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.”

Anyone interested in attending the Zoom event can preregister at: https://cwu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mtgXy8hJQLKFFm0JEfEqrg