Yes, I sit around reading books like Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America in my spare time.
I’m an expert on the subject. I love this stuff. When I saw this book at the Barnes and Noble here in St. Louis, I bought a copy. It is pretty good so far. I think the first few chapters that I have read have been sound in their conclusions although a bit weak in their substance.
I can’t imagine why Kendi starts the book with Cotton Mather in New England. As we have explored at length here at Occidental Dissent, the development of plantation slavery in the Golden Circle region – specifically, in Barbados in the British Caribbean in the 17th century – was far more important than New England’s contribution to the evolution of America’s racial caste system.
Anyway, I am getting ahead of myself here. We’re going to be doing a lot of book reviews in 2018.