Ibram X. Kendi, born 1982 in New York, is the new york times best selling author and professor for History and International Relations at the American University in Washington, D. C. where he is founding director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center. His essays and commentary have been published in papers throughout the world, such as the guardian, the washington post, the london review and time magazine. He is contributing columnist at the atlantic. Kendi received the American National Book Award for Nonfiction as youngest recipient for his book “Stamped from the Beginning: the Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” (nation books, New York) in 2016. He is frequently invited for his expert commentary in network television, cnn, msnbc, al jazeerah, bbc, and pbs, among others. In 2019 he was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. In his book “How to be an Antiracist” (one world, New York, 2019) he scrutinises our common and mainstream approach to antiracism and invites the reader to question policies and social arrangements that have been tolerated for too long.