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There are 5 comments on Ibram X. Kendi Named to Time100 List of Most Influential People

  1. This gentleman is a soft spoken and strong thinker who is elevating the necessary conversation about race. I welcome his point of view, encouragement to have a broad based collective conversation and congratulate him on this recognition.

  2. Based on the number of posts, this article has not generated much interest. That is too bad because it quotes BU Prof. Saida Grundy, famous for her twitter post “White masculinity isn’t a problem for America’s colleges, white masculinity is THE problem for America’s colleges.”

    I am hoping that Dr.Kendi’s work will enlighten and educate his colleagues about the true meaning of anti-racism. Also…. “world’s most influential?” I am afraid Dr. Kendi is little known outside of US academia, so “world’s most influential” is a stretch.

  3. Professor Kendi ‘may’ have some valuable perspectives around racism, but he’s completely ignorant when it comes to the US Constitution and the process of replacing a member of the SCOTUS .. his recent tweets around the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, an extraordinarily credentialed and accomplished jurist show that he’s nothing more than a partisan .. I’m embarrassed for him as he appears angry and simple – NOT a great look.

    1. Referencing White Colonizers using their Black children as props, not exactly what I expect to read from an award winning Professor, especially when the comment was directed towards a Supreme Court nominee with adopted Black children. Since when did the United States revert back to colonization?

      Research for every race is important in the United States and there should be a strong push for accurate information versus statements that offend any race.

      “Equality for Everyone”

  4. It didn’t take long for this professor to show us all what he is all about. He’s statements about Amy Barret and her husband’s adoption of two Haitian children are nothing more than a bunch of intellectual gibberish. I guess good intentions and pure good can’t exist if you are a white conservative. Great that BU has a person like this who is put in a position of leadership. Shameful

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