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"Race is a social construct and does not exist": What Academic Librarians Have to Say about Racism in the Profession

Date

2014-06-25

Author

Alabi, Jaena

Publisher

American Library Association

Abstract

This poster is a qualitative analysis of comments received on a survey of academic librarians. The survey, which used the construct of racial microaggressions--subtle, denigrating messages delivered to people of color--was sent out in spring 2012 to minority and non-minority librarians. The research presented in this poster is intended to open a dialogue among librarians of all races/ethnicities about the role of unintentional racism within the profession.