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Books on Diversity: Home
This research guide highlights books promoting diversity purchased with the 2019 Excellence in Diversity Award monetary prize.
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."
US movement especially active during the 1950s and 60s that aimed to end segregation and discrimination against blacks, as well as affirm their constitutional rights and improve their status in society.
Discrimination is negative behavior directed at individuals or at groups of individuals because of their social group membership. Discrimination is based on social categories that individuals do not generally choose to belong to, including gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, stigma, age, and physical appearance.
In Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
As Christopher Lucas notes in his history of American higher education, “the original intent of most of the founders of black colleges was to provide for their clientele an education indistinguishable from that commonly pursued by whites”
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.
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Although he was born a slave in Maryland in 1818, in 1895 he died a free man who not only had bought his own freedom with the money he earned from his publications and public speaking tours but also had risen to the highest position an African American had ever held in the U.S. government.
US abolitionist. Born a slave in Maryland, she escaped to Philadelphia (where slavery was outlawed) in 1849. She helped set up the Underground Railroad, a secret network of sympathizers to help slaves escape to the North and Canada.