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Antiracist & Racial Justice Quotes

“It is not enough to be quietly non-racist, now is the time to be vocally anti-racist.” — Unknown

 "In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” — Angela Y. Davis

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” — Desmond Tutu

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.  

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."  — James Baldwin

"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” — Angela Y. Davis

Anti-Racism at Lovejoy Library

This guide offers self reflection and education around issues of racism, becoming antiracist, and advocating for racial justice for our university community and beyond.  The guide further highlights the efforts at Lovejoy Library.

In response to an institutional commitment and local and national events we were moved to start the process of dismantling racial and social injustices as large-scale protest movements against police brutality and systemic racism occurred.  In this call to action, a library Diversity and Inclusion Committer was formed. Our committee created an anti-racism statement.  We have only begun our work which will also include a continuous modification of this research guide in response to evolving anti-racism issues and community needs.


Becoming Anti-Racist

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The Three Zones in Becoming Anti-Racist

Becoming Anti-Racist

Fear Zone:
  • I deny racism is a problem.
  • I avoid hard questions.
  • I strive to be comfortable.
  • I talk to others who look and think like me.
Learning Zone:
  • I recognize racism is a present and current problem.
  • I seek out questions that make me uncomfortable.
  • I understand my own privilege in ignoring racism.
  • I educate myself about race and structural racism.
  • I am vulnerable about my own biases and knowledge gaps.
  • I listen to others who think & look differently than me.
Growth Zone:
  • I identify how I may unknowingly benefit from racism.
  • I promote and advocate for policies and leaders that are anti-racist.
  • I sit with my own discomfort.
  • I speak out when I see racism in action
  • I educate my peers how racism harms our profession.
  • I don't let mistakes deter me from being better.
  • I yield positions of power to those otherwise marginalized.
  • I surround myself with others who think and look differently than me.