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Racial Justice Resource Guide

These books and films are available online to the Amherst College community. This guide is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but rather a starting point for learning and thinking about some of these topics.

Books

Articles

nina de jesus, “Locating the Library in Institutional Oppression,” In the Library with the Lead Pipe www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2014/locating-the-library-in-institutional-oppression/ 

Anthony Dunbar, “Introducing Critical Race Theory to Archival Discourse: Getting the Conversation Started,” Archival Science 6 (2006), 109-29. https://doi-org.ezproxy.amherst.edu/10.1007/s10502-006-9022-6

Fobazi Ettarh, "Making a New Table: Intersectional Librarianship," In the Library with the Lead Pipe
http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2014/making-a-new-table-intersectional-librarianship-3/

Sofia Y. Leung & Jorge R. López-McKnight, "Dreaming Revolutionary Futures: Critical Race’s Centrality to Ending White Supremacy," Communications in Information Literacy, 14: 1 (2020), 12-26. https://doi.org/10.15760/comminfolit.2020.14.1.2 

April Hathcock, “White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS,” In the Library with the Lead Pipe, October 2015, http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2015/lis-diversity/.

Mario H. Ramirez, “Being Presumed Not to Be: A Critique of Whiteness as an Archival Imperative,” The American Archivist 78 (Fall/Winter 2015), 339-356. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26356551