by School of Information Management, Leeds Metropolitan University in Leeds .
Written in English
|Series||Public library policy and social exclusion working papers -- no.13|
|Contributions||Leeds Metropolitan University. School of Information Management.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||91|
Durrani, Shiraz. Struggle against racial exclusion in public libraries: a fight for the rights of the people., In: Open to All?: the Public Library and Social : Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, pp. This paper discusses public libraries in the United Kingdom (UK) from a social and political point of view and examines race issues outside the UK. Part 1 addresses understanding race and class oppression, including moving away from a Eurocentric approach, features of racism, social and economic exclusion, the language of exclusion/liberation, roots of racism, combating racism in the United Cited by: 1. Struggle against racial exclusion in public libraries: a fight for the rights of the people. By Shiraz Durrani. Download PDF ( KB) Abstract. This paper discusses racism in the UK, relating it to both social and economic exclusion, and to social class. Struggle against racial exclusion in public libraries: a fight for the rights of the Author: Shiraz Durrani. TITLE Struggle against Racial Exclusion in Public Libraries: A. Fight for the Rights of the People. Public Library Policy and Social Exclusion Working Paper No. PUB DATE NOTE. 94p. PUB TYPE Information Analyses () -- Reports Descriptive .
In the wake of violence against Black Americans and in a moment of national reckoning, the HKS Library has pulled together a reading list that is inspired and largely informed by Resources and Reading on Racial Justice, Racial Equity, and Anti-Racism published by the Institutional Anti-Racism and Accountability Project (IARA) at the Shorenstein Center and in partnership with the HKS Office of. Public Libraries FACING INEQUITY significant racial disparities exist in wages, housing, early childhood develop-ment, education, public health, the criminal justice system, economic development and environmental health. 2 While civil rights movements have enabled significant reforms, patterns of housing segre-. To be truly inclusive of everyone, libraries must recognize and actively work against oppression, even when it is deeply ingrained in our culture and institutions. Discussion and reflection: Read A History of the American Public Library (). Black Memphians were the most successful when utilizing a variety of tactics and linking various issues in their movements against Jim Crow and for inclusion and power. The struggle to desegregate public accommodations, especially the public libraries, intersected with the national sit-in movement that started in Greensboro, North Carolina, in.
While librarians are (rightly!) often both proactive and diplomatic when dealing with individual acts of racial bias in libraries, addressing institutional racism can tie one in knots. Systemic racism hides—almost to the point of invisibility—inside educational, political, and civic institutions, including those offering library services. The story of the Navesink library and its racial exclusion is a story told mostly in letters and bureaucratic memos. Or that the segregation existed only in this library and none of area’s other public book-lenders, as an unfortunate holdover related to the preferences of the library association’s Founding Funders. Public Library. In The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South, Wayne A. and Shirley A. Wiegand tell the comprehensive story of the integration of southern public in other efforts to integrate civic institutions in the s and s, the determination of local activists won the battle against segregation in s: 1. As segregation tightened and racial oppression escalated across the U.S., black leaders joined white reformers to form the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Early in its fight for equality, the NAACP used federal courts to challenge segregation. Job opportunities were the primary focus of the National Urban League.