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Kondwani Fidel On The Path To Antiracism

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Portrait by Devin Allen; cover by Simon & Schuster
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When it comes to adding new perspective to the struggle for racial equality, poet Kondwani Fidel is uniquely suited for the job. His latest book is “The Antiracist: How to Start the Conversation About Race and Take Action.”

Fidel reflects on his losing friends and family to gun violence in East Baltimore, and on uncovering how poverty and segregation are the intended consequences of embedded racism.

You can catch him tomorrow, Friday, at 7 p.m., at a free digital storytelling event hosted by The Medicine Show. Read his essay, "How a young boy has been decaying in Baltimore since age 10," here.

Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.
Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.