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Honoring Juneteenth with Ibram X. Kendi

In this special edition of Vox Conversations in honor of the Juneteenth holiday, Vox race reporter Fabiola Cineas spoke with author and podcast host Ibram X. Kendi before a virtual audience about the big ideas around being antiracist. They discussed where we are after a year protesting racism and police brutality, Kendi's approach to defining and fighting racism, and how we all can work to enact change.

Host: Fabiola Cineas (@FabiolaCineas), Reporter, Vox 

Guest: Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram), Author; director and founder of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research


  • Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi (Pushkin)
  • How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (One World; 2019)
  • “Juneteenth, explained” by Fabiola Cineas (June 16; Vox)
  • The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee (One World; 2021)
  • Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan Metzl (Basic Books; 2019)


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This episode was made by: 

  • Producer: Erikk Geannikis
  • Editor: Amy Drozdowska
  • Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey
  • VP, Vox Audio: Liz Kelly Nelson

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