This research guide highlights books and other resources that promote diversity and address discrimination. All books are part of the collection at Ryan Library and are available for borrowing. Ryan Library is committed to laboring alongside the university in its work to support and sustain diversity and fully supports PLNU's Statement of Inclusivity and Commitment to Anti-Racism, which states:
"As a Christian community shaped by grace, truth, and holiness as a way of life, Point Loma Nazarene University is committed to pursue and reflect the diversity, inclusion, and equity of the kingdom of God portrayed in scripture."
Read the full statement here.
Please direct questions, comments, or book recommendations to librarian Robin Lang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ProQuest’s Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: Challenges and Triumphs in the Pursuit of Equality provides a selection of primary sources "about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it."
Journal Articles (these require PLNU OneLogin):
Rankine, P. (2021). Time for Anti-Racism: A Way Forward for America and Higher Education. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 37(24), 10–11.
Kempf, A. (2020). If We Are Going to Talk About Implicit Race Bias, We Need to Talk About Structural Racism: Moving Beyond Ubiquity and Inevitability in Teaching and Learning About Race. Taboo: The Journal of Culture & Education, 19(2), 115–132.
Books highlighted here cover race, discrimination, gender, and discrimination within the LGBTQ+ community. To borrow one of these books, look for the call # below the book's cover image.
The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.