Activists say antiracism is about getting a full picture of the Black experience including their successes. Shonda Rhimes’ bestseller is one of them.

Arlan Hamilton was one of the authors featured in Goodreads’ list of 96 books on Black joy.
Arlan Hamilton was one of the authors featured in Goodreads’ list of 96 books on Black joy.
Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital Arlan Hamilton was one of the authors featured in Goodreads’ list of 96 books on Black joy. Photo: Rich Fury/Getty

By Marguerite Ward

The Black Lives Matter movement — which was reignited this summer after disturbing video of the killing of George Floyd was widely shared online — focuses on several serious topics: police reform, over-incarceration, inequality in education, racism in the workplace, discrimination in the health system, to name a few.

As many Americans seek to adopt anti-racist thought, thought leaders like Ibram X. …

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