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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.



nina de jesus, “Locating the Library in Institutional Oppression,” In the Library with the Lead Pipe 

Anthony Dunbar, “Introducing Critical Race Theory to Archival Discourse: Getting the Conversation Started,” Archival Science 6 (2006), 109-29.

Fobazi Ettarh, "Making a New Table: Intersectional Librarianship," In the Library with the Lead Pipe

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. 

April Hathcock, “White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS,” In the Library with the Lead Pipe, October 2015,

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.