Toward Inclusive Excellence explores issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion, particularly, though not exclusively, as they affect the academic library community. This new content strand incorporates weekly blog posts as well as occasional podcasts and webinars, in which contributors explore the intricacies of racial identity as they relate to implicit bias, systemic racism, and ableism, among other pertinent topics. Among the goals of this channel is the development of a pool of knowledge and actionable resources for information professionals, undergraduates, and faculty seeking to understand racism from new perspectives and to promote racial justice on their campuses.

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Toward Inclusive Excellence

We Must Not Let the Sun Set on Historical Black Resort Towns and Enclaves

There are ongoing efforts to "reimagine" the histories of important Black vacation locations into new and incorrect narratives.

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During a recent trip to Martha's Vineyard, the author encounters an emerging and troubling effort to recast the history of a popular Black beach spot called the Inkwell as a writer's retreat.

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