New Research Guide on Race & Diversity

Photo courtesy of Musselman Library

Photo courtesy of Musselman Library

By Meggan Smith, Musselman Library Correspondent

After the Town Hall Meeting discussing racism on our campus that took place in January, Musselman Library Peer Research Mentors Margaret Czepiel ‘17 and Amy Violante ‘17 have a created a new resource for members of the campus community to broaden their perspective about issues related to race and diversity.  A new research guide titled Race & Diversity can be accessed through the library website, and includes a variety of resources suggested to help increase awareness of these topics.

Some resources in this guide were created specifically by Gettysburg College community members, such as the video “We Are Gettysburg Too,” created by Ashley Fernandez ‘16 for the Town Hall Meeting. If you click on the “Understanding the Issues” tab, you can find a mixture of TED Talks and reading material about issues including White Privilege, Systemic Racism, and Race in Higher Education.  Information and suggestions are also included on this page for you to start your own research and further increase your understanding of issues related to race and diversity.  The “In The Media…” tab features news articles and videos about related issues, the NAACP Image Award Winning Films, and personal essays.

The resources on this guide range from popular culture to scholarly publications to help you learn more about race and diversity on campus and around the country, and also to begin your own research.  We hope you will check out this new resource, and ask at the Research Help Desk if you have any questions!

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