'We need to fight racism the way we fight cancer': Antiracist explains how racism and capitalism are intertwined
Counter-protesters chant, a day before a white nationalist-led rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ protests, outside the White House in Washington, U.S., August 11, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

In his new book, “How to Be an Antiracist,” professor Ibram X. Kendi urges readers to break out of the false framework of “racist” and “not racist,” instead laying out what it means to be antiracist: viewing racial groups as equals and pushing for policies that create racial equity. Kendi says, “We can’t just talk about racism as an original sin. We have to talk about racism as the original cancer, as this original disease that has been killing America.”