1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 7 This framework has been developed as a tool both theoretical and practical in its orientation, as a guide for developing personal, organizational, institutional, and systems-level knowledge and understanding of the nature of racism, its many manifestations. Racism results in differential, inequitable, and often devastating impacts on communities who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in the library and information science (LIS) sector, the communities we serve, and beyond. The framework is not intended to be liberatory practice in itself,–an instrument or agent that will abolish racial inequity–but, rather to provide the grounding needed to effect change in thinking, behavior, and practice that will lead to better outcomes for racialized and minoritized populations. Although the LIS sector cannot, on its own, solve the problem of racism in society, it can acknowledge the role it has played in sustaining systems of inequity and oppression of communities of color, and own the responsibility for countering its effects, both historically and today.  (Add that Canada and the US are our intended audience).

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Source: https://acrl.ala.org/RacialEquityFramework/introduction/