Wednesday, February 4, 2009

MIS- Race and Place

"Our rationalizations and policies do not ride the bus, We do. ... We want to believe that libraries are politically neutral and colorblind. To sustain this belief, we close our eyes as we steer. But who gets run over in the process."

I liked this sentence because I think it really emphasized the real obligation that librarians and library staff have to maintain the equality and integrity of individual libraries which hold such importance in many people's lives. I really like the metaphor that he uses, which shows that those who work in the field that do not actively attempt to correct injustices within the system are no more morally reprehensible than those that actively support them. 

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