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Date of Publication: 2021

Pages: 226

ISBN: 9781942774099

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Molefi Kate Asante | Nah Dove

Being Human Being

If there’s anything that has prevented human beings from being human beings, then it is the discourse of racist ideas. Being Human Being cogently and clearly reveals the illusion, disruption, and distraction of racist ideas, which have left people conceptually stranded from the fullness of humanity. And this moving book goes a step further. Molefi Kete Asante and Nah Dove return us to the ancient idea of Ma’at—thus returning us to humanity.

Ibram X. Kendi, PhD
Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities
Professor of History
Boston University


During a time of high racial tension, Being Human Being seeks to dispel divisiveness, and instead presents a vision of a united humanity. With scientific basis established from The Human Genome Project, the authors explore what it means to be human, the myth of race, and the importance of common identity. The conclusions of the Human Genome Project discredit those who deny humanity's genesis on the African continent; and, they allow for new examination of the fictitious basis upon which modern society justifies its divisions, privileges, and punishments. In this book, the discourse navigates the complex illusion of race by tracing its cultural and religious origins.

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