Ibram X. Kendi, historian and New York Times-bestselling author of multiple books, including “How to Be an Antiracist,” visited campus in February. He met for a conversation with a group of students (pictured) gathered by Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Arabic Ammar Naji and Professor of Comparative Literature Bill Davis; many of the students were enrolled in Naji and Davis’ Block 5 class, Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity. Kendi also attended a faculty and staff reception before giving a public talk titled “How to Be an Antiracist Institution.” “To be antiracist is simultaneously to recognize sameness of people genetically while acknowledging and respecting their ethnic/cultural differences without bringing judgment from our own ethnic/cultural framework,” he told the full-house audience in the Kathryn Mohrman Theatre. “It is critical to hold yourself accountable and to create mechanisms and structures through which others can hold you accountable as well.”