Starting with I: Combating Anti-Blackness in Libraries
Medical Reference Services Quarterly
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When millions saw footage of George Floyd’s murder by police during the COVID-19 pandemic where marginalized groups had higher death rates, increased awareness and action arose because Black people are treated differently in the United States. Many libraries subsequently created statements and committees to commit to reduce inequities in libraries; however, Black bodies are still being harmed. Therefore, this editorial details the Start and End with I concept and provides concrete steps for making change. It is time to center the voices that have been dismissed and ignored for too long. Are you willing to do what it takes?.
African Americans; Black Lives Matter; Diversity; Equity; Libraries; Race; Social justice
Library and Information Science
Starting with I: Combating Anti-Blackness in Libraries.
Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 40(2),