SRRT Resolutions 1999: Resolution on the Spectrum Initiative

Resolution on the Spectrum Initiative

Adopted at 1999 Annual Conference

WHEREAS the Spectrum Initiative is crucial for the broader and more effective development of our profession; and

WHEREAS the photograph on the new Spectrum Initiative brochure cover omits representations of large ethnic groups that have been victims of discrimination; and

WHEREAS the brochure refers peculiarly to people of “every hue” focusing on genetic attributes rather than culture; and

WHEREAS the brochure avoids the question of the need to fight racism and institutionalized discrimination; therefore be it

RESOLVED that the SRRT Action Council of the American Library Association urges removal of this brochure and substituting a positive and appropriate alternative.