The Jackson District Library stands in solidarity with our African American community members whose presence and contributions enrich the Jackson community. We grieve the killing of George Floyd and others and condemn these brutal injustices. We stand for racial equity and social justice for all. We hurt with our community.
We recognize that white people, privileged simply by the color of their skin, have an important role to play in creating a just and equitable society for everyone. Some are already active in this fight for racial justice. Others have just begun. Some have not yet started. We must all fight against racism.
The Jackson District Library mission is to provide open access to information that will inform, educate and highlight hard issues such as racial disparities, racism and injustices. Hate has no place here.
We offer this list: Anti Racism Resources for All
It recommends books and videos on anti-racism, equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice. We hope these resources will help community members educate themselves further, and inspire us all to take actions for the greater good.