|All of us at the UMD Libraries join in solidarity with campus and community members who are saddened and angered by the brutal killing of George Floyd and other Black people by the police. We join with those who rise up to protest these injustices and who hope to counter Anti-Black racism and other damaging ideologies and systems that dehumanize and oppress people. We affirm the importance of our work together as a higher education community, of creating new knowledge and learning from one another, and doing all we can to create a better society, free from violence, hate, and fear.||
Black Lives Matter: 80 Years of Black Americans’ Public Opinion and How the U.S. Public Views Black America - a historical overview provided by Roper Center For Public Opinion Research
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These selected readings are based on the "An Antiracist Reading List" by Ibraham X. Kendi and include some background information and additional material for learning more about antiracism from different perspectives. Additional books from the UMD Libraries' collections are being added regularly.
These selected readings include some background information and additional material for learning more about ableism, disability culture, and other disability issues. Let us know if you have suggestions for additional resources by filling out the Library Diversity Fund Form.
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Antiracism (June 2020)
30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (June 2020)
Black History Month (Feb. 2020)