This week on Under The Radar:

The MacArthur Foundation released the names of its Class of 2021 “Genius” Fellows this October. They join an exclusive group of previous Fellows who have demonstrated outstanding talent in their fields.

American historian, professor and author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is one of three local awardees, part of our series, “The Genius Next Door.”

Dr. Kendi is America’s leading anti-racist scholar. A best-selling author and founder of Boston University’s Center for Anti-Racist Research, Dr. Kendi has helped push forward discussion about anti-Black racism.