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The Anti-Racist Vocab Guide: An Illustrated Introduction to Dismantling Anti-Blackness (Hardcover)
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From "Assimilation" to "Decolonization," "Black Wall Street" to "Police Brutality," and "Colorism" to "White Supremacy," this book equips you with the language to engage in crucial conversations around anti-Black racism.
The Anti-Racist Vocab Guide is a boldly illustrated visual glossary that distills complex subjects into comprehensive yet accessible definitions of terms and provides concise and insightful explanations of historical moments. With reflection questions to use for introspection or as a starting point for hard conversations with those close to you, this book will encourage both your learning and unlearning—no matter where you are in your journey to understanding race in America.
THOROUGH AND APPROACHABLE: This book presents huge topics in easy-to-understand language that welcomes readers of every experience.
REFLECTION QUESTIONS: Each entry is followed by questions to encourage readers to continue their education and translate their new understanding into positive action in their daily lives.
BEYOND THE BUZZWORDS: This is an invaluable resource guide that breaks down and goes beyond common phrases to provide actionable awareness.
EVOCATIVE ART: Author Maya Ealey's striking art provides conceptual illustrations of each term explained in the book in her bold, passionate style.
- Anyone interested in learning more about race in America
- People who want help understanding the complicated subject of racism
- Parents, teachers, and students
- Readers of instructive and informative best sellers such as How to Be an Antiracist, White Fragility, The 1619 Project, and Do the Work!: An Antiracist Activity Book
About the Author
Maya Ealey is a multi-hyphenate creative based in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in art direction, brand design, and illustration. Her love for color, technology, representation, and nostalgia is reflected throughout her work, including her 90s-inspired side business, Just Rewind It, which was featured in Beyoncé’s 2020 Juneteenth Black Parade Route roundup. Ealey is passionate about breaking opportunity barriers and encouraging upward mobility for Black people.
"An informative blend of personal experience and historical perspective."