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Ukraine Conflict

The Anti-racism Digital Library is pleased to stand in solidarity with Ukraine and for freedom of information (against the disinformation and fake news campaigns that have been waged since 2014 at least) by pointing to this trusted resource. The…

Social Identities and Systems of Oppressions

Systems of oppression are individual, institutional, and societal and their effects on people have a long history deeply rooted in American culture. American identity is nuanced and intersectional. Racism is only one of the ways in which inequities…

The Uprising (Videos)

1 hr 33 min 44 sec. documentary. This is an excellent video that explains racism in its original meaning of bias and prejudice against 'differences" and very strong preference for homogeneity, assimilation, uniformity and conformity to one…

Advancing Equitable Cataloging

For nearly a century (1933 onwards), catalogers and others have engaged in discussions over the 'ethical' labeling of marginalized subjects in knowledge organization systems (KOS). In order to understand and contextualize contemporary conversations,…

Equity in International Law: Its growth and development.

This article discusses the origins of equity and explores its use in international law.

Article 9 - Accessibility | United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Extract: Article 9 – Accessibility 1. 1. To enable persons with disabilities to live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life, States Parties shall take appropriate measures to ensure to persons with disabilities access, on an equal…

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol (A/RES/61/106) was adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and was opened for signature on 30 March 2007. There were 82…

JCLC Conference

The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) is a conference open to all library staff, students, influencers, and decision-makers interested in exploring inclusive policies, practices, and issue of diversity in libraries and how they affect…

Conference Critique: An Analysis of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming.

You are a person interested in equity, diversity, and inclusion (or EDI), so you are excited to attend conference sessions that have the words equity, diversity, and inclusion in the titles and descriptions. However, these panels are not always what…

Measuring Diversity in the Collection (paywall)

LJ subscription needed to read the article. A collection diversity audit is a crucial tool for libraries to assess their offerings. Starting small makes it manageable. “You manage what you measure” is an adage embraced by business schools and…

Book Connections: Diversity Books Toolkit

This toolkit from Teaching Books helps analyze collections, identify and bring to life diverse texts, and encourage reflection on cultural representation. Identify exceptional diverse books for all children and teens Bring culture and race to the…

Diverse Book Finder: Identify and Explore Multicultural Picture Books

The Diverse BookFinder is a collection of thousands of children's picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC), published and distributed in the U.S. since 2002. The site offers a searchable database and a source of…

We Need Diverse Books

We Need Diverse Books™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young…

Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia: Anti-Racist Description Resources.

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Anti-Racist Description Resources is a 36-pages guide created by Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia’s Anti-Racist Description Working Group. It identifies the many ways that archivists can begin addressing racist and oppressive description in…

A Trauma Informed Approach to Anti-racism

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New scientific understandings about the impact of prejudice, bias, othering, and racism are presented. Two ground-breaking books are referenced: The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, and My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menachem. Briere's…

Shifting Information Realities

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Text of the Address by Dr. Anita S. Coleman at her Faculty Installation, 167th Spring Convocation of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Louisville, KY, USA - 4 February 2021.

9 pages and includes References.

Topics: Transformation…

Sing a New Song: Black Presbyterians United, 1984 (Video)

16 mins 20 seconds. Footage of Black Presbyterians United gathering 1984, including Lenton Gunn, Jr., Gayraud Wilmore, Prathia Hall-Wynn, Joan SalmonCampbell. From Accession 13 0210 PM84 030, Presbyterian Heritage Center. Transcript below, thanks to…

25 to 1: People of Color Experiences in Unitarian Universalism 1980-2005

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The odds of meeting a person of color in the Unitarian Universalists Association is 25 to 1, says Santos-Lyons. In a liberal faith with a commitment to racial justice a community of people of color has not materialized. But there are people of color…

Racism and Its Effects

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The Reverend Dr. Stephen H. Furrer, Interim Minister, Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, California explores in a 6 page talk how the -isms of oppression ableism, ageism, anti-semitism, classicism, racism, sexism, and more such…

Why Anti-Racism Will Fail: A Response

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A 3 page response. David Bumbaugh affirms Thandeka's stance "I thank Thandeka for helping me understand the way issues of race have been used to distract us from questions of power-who has it, who uses it, who is served by it." Bumbaugh concludes…

Why Anti-racism Will Fail

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8 pages. The Rev. Dr. Thandeka critiques the anti-racism stance of her denomination, Unitarian Universalists, whereby all white people are demonized as racists. She suggests that love and healing offer more sustainable anti-racism.

Learning to be White: Money, Race and God in America

In this book, Thandeka explores the politics of the white experience in America. Tracing the links between religion, class, and race, she reveals the child abuse, ethnic conflicts, class exploitation, poor self-esteem, and a general feeling of…

Learning to be White: Money, Race, and God in America (Book Review)

A review of Thandeka's book Learning to be White. The governing category in Thandeka's analysis is "white shame." Shame in general, in her hermeneutical glossary signifies a deepseated conflict of sensibilities internal to one's personality, a…

Ghost Ship: Institutional Racism and the Church of England

Ghost Ship by Fr. Azariah, aka A.D.A. France-Williams, explores the harrowing stories of institutional racism within the Church of England. Through conversation with clergy and campaigners in the Church of England, A.D.A France-Williams issues a…

SM 2021 Interspirituality And A Theology of Technology (Prof. Coleman) Spring 2021 Louisville Seminary

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This course provides a space to critically reflect on what the pandemic of COVID19 has revealed about being a global citizen located in a specific place and time dealing with information and communications technologies in our personal lives and…

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10 Iconic Poems by Maya Angelou Every Black Person Should Know

Maya Angelou lived life after life in her 86 years. She was an author, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist. However, she will probably be remembered most for…

Black Desi History

From the website: South Asians and African Americans have been standing up for each other for over a century. These are the histories we were never taught. By Anirvan Chatterjee (@anirvan) of the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour.…

Black Theology Reading Group Resource List

Black Theology Reading Group Resource List. Includes books the group is reading as well as podcasts, web resources, and more.

ASALH

ASALH is the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Inc.Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham of Harvard University is the ASALH President.Established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, we are the Founders of Black…

Francis Sumner, PhD, and Inez Beverly Prosser, PhD.

Brief biographical sketches of the first two African Americans psychologist , male and female, to get a Ph.D. in this discipline.

Francis Sumner, PhD, is referred to as the “Father of Black Psychology” because he was the first African American…

Edward Alexander Bouchet: The First African American to Earn a PhD from an American University

The remarkable story of Edward Alexander Bouchet, Yale College class of 1874, the first African-American to graduate from Yale College. Later, researchers found at least three other black men had graduated earlier. "Whether Bouchet was the first,…

Carter G. Woodson, The Father of Black History Month

The origins of Black History Month date back to 1926, when a historian named Carter G. Woodson spearheaded “Negro History Week.”

Seeing White (Podcasts)

Series of 14 Episodes. Transcripts available. Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics.…

Talking to White Kids About Race & Racism (Podcasts)

53 mins Listen / Download Can we talk? Extended interview with Jennifer Harvey.Many white parents have never learned how to talk about race and racism with their kids. Silence perpetuates racism—but it can be hard to know how to start. This hour-long…

Waking Up White With Debby Irvine Part 1 (Podcasts)

30 minutes Listen. Download available. Debby Irving is a racial justice educator and author of the book Waking Up White. She talks about the way her world was shaken when she began understanding the extent to which her whiteness has been crucial to…

What do kids want to talk about (Podcasts)

34 minutes Listen. An episode from Code Switch. Excerpt: What do kids want to talk about when it's just them and their thoughts? That's the question NPR's education team has set out to answer with the Student Podcast Challenge since it launched last…

What's In A 'Karen'? (Podcasts)

23 mins. podcast (audio) from NPR CodeSwitch. The evolution of a nickname for a certain type of white woman. Here's an excerpt: "When I was growing up in the 1950s and '60s, Karen was a name that was everywhere — but in a different way than it is…

How to be an anti-intellectual

Book review of How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi (One World, 320 pp., $27.00). "A lauded book about antiracism is wrong on its facts and in its assumptions."

What Do We Mean by “Ethnicity” and “Race”? A Consensual Qualitative Research Investigation of Colloquial Understandings

Abstract: Lack of clarity and questionable congruence between researcher and participant understandings of ethnicity and race challenge the validity and impact of research utilizing these concepts. We aimed to both elucidate the multiple meanings…

What Census Calls Us

Interactive timeline showing different race, ethnicity and origin categories used in the U.S. decennial census, from the first one in 1790 to the latest count in 2020.

The Changing Categories the U.S. Census Has Used to Measure Race

Article from the Pew Research Center discussing the varying ways in which the U.S. government has counted Americans over time. Racial categories, which have been included on every U.S. census since the first one in 1790, have changed from decade to…

Arise My Fair One: Journeying with the Divine Beloved in Dark Times

FarleyWendyCompanionsTalk2020.pdf
This is the text of a talk given by Dr. Wendy Farley at the Companions on the Inner Way Retreat, August 2020. 17 pages unnumbered. 5,146 words. Full Title: "Arise My Fair One:” Thoughts on Radical Compassion and Contemplation In the Work Against…

The Evolving Role of Presbytery after Christendom

History of the role of presbyteries in the PCUSA, UPCUSA, and PCUS.

Collective Responsibility: Seeking Equity for Contingent Labor in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

This white paper was produced as one of the outcomes of the first meeting of the IMLS grant-funded Collective Responsibility: National Forum on Labor Practices for Grant-Funded Digital Position. In it, the authors describe their methodology for…

Soliciting Performance, Hiding Bias: Whiteness and Librarianship

Despite the growing body of research on our professional demographics and multi-year diversity initiatives, librarianship in the United States remains overwhelmingly white. The author suggests the interview process is a series of repetitive gestures…

Growing a Personal Anti-racist Voice and Identity (2021 Update)

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This anti-racism study takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and may be done individually or in small groups by downloading the text (15 pages) or as an online study. Contents include: Invitation, Prayer for Illumination, Outcomes Glossary…

Anti-blackness and Christian Ethics (Infographics)

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This is an image that was created for and posted on the E.M. White Library Facebook page (July 18, 2020). It is a book recommendation.Here's the text that accompanied the post. In recent years black love has emerged as the moral heart of racial…

The Cry of the Earth and The Cries of the Poor: An OFM Study Guide on the Care of Creation

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A beautifully illustrated 48 page guide that opens with the Canticle of Creatures. "The resource booklet which you are about to read is likewise an exhortation to be open to the world around us, to listen attentively to all those creatures who…

What is Ecotheology? (Videos)

Under 2 min video from Audiopedia. Provides a brief definition, meaning, and explanation of the ecotheology movement.