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Race discrimination

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works which are limited to overt discriminatory behavior directed against racial or ethnic groups. Works on racism as an attitude as well as works on both attitude and overt discriminatory behavior directed against racial or ethnic groups are entered under Racism. Works on discrimination directed against a particular group are entered under the name of the group with subdivision Social conditions, or similar subdivision, e.g. Civil rights. When the heading Race discrimination is subdivided by place, a second subject entry is made in each case under the name of the place subdivided by Race relations.

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

Action plan for anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, September 8, 2020

Identifier: A14_DEI_Action_Plan_for_Anti-Racism_20200908
Scope and Contents The Action Plan for Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will engage the entire Middlebury community in fostering access, equity, inclusion, and full participation in the life of the institution for students, staff, faculty, and alumni. The plan identifies and will eliminate barriers to access, equity, and inclusion, including racism, ableism, heterosexism, cissexism, classism, sexism, and all forms of othering. The plan is a living document which invites engagement: some projects...
Dates: September 8, 2020

AMST 1007 American studies web museum: Race and Education at Middlebury College, 2012 January

Identifier: s7_amst_aswm
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Archived website entitled "Race and Education at Middlebury College" created by students in Professor Holly Allen's January 2012 American Web Museum course.

Individual webpages include "Philomathesian Society Debates Racial Issues," "Martin Freeman and Liberia," "Middlebury Fraternities and Racial Exclusion," "Black Student Union," "Middlebury's Curriculum: A Call for Diversity," and "Middlebury Athletes of Color."

Dates: 2012 January

Community responses to anti-Black racism and police violence

Identifier: C-183
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Collection contains social media posts, website crawls, and other born-digital materials produced by the Middlebury College community and collected by Special Collections beginning in May, 2020, following the murder of George Floyd by police. The collection includes responses and statements by academic departments, student clubs and organizations, athletic teams, and more.

Dates: May, 2020-

Episode 2: Jeff Brown and Erin Quinn, August 4, 2020

Identifier: A28_Leaning_Into_Discomfort_Episode_2_20200804
Scope and Contents The second episode of Leaning Into Discomfort features head men's basketball coach Jeff Brown and Athletic Director Erin Quinn, Class of 1986. During the episode, Brown discusses his experience as a Black coach at Middlebury and as a Black man during the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as his family members who have worked in law enforcement. Quinn and Brown discuss attempts to diversify Athletics staff and the student athlete population at Middlebury, as well as the Diversity, Equity,...
Dates: August 4, 2020

Episode 3, Part I: Chellsa Ferdinand '20 and Sebastian Sanchez '18, August 18, 2020

Identifier: A28_Leaning_Into_Discomfort_Episode_3.1_20200818
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This episode of Leaning Into Discomfort is hosted by Jourden Delerme-Brown, Class of 2021, and features Chellsa Ferdinand, Class of 2020 and Sebastian Sanchez, Class of 2018. Ferdinand, Sanchez, and Delerme-Brown discuss how their high school experiences prepared them for Middlebury, the experience of attending a predominantly white institution and playing on teams with white athletes, and maintaining their cultural and ethnic identities at Middlebury.

Dates: August 18, 2020

Episode 3, Part II: Chellsa Ferdinand '20 and Sebastian Sanchez '18, August 19, 2020

Identifier: A28_Leaning_Into_Discomfort_Episode_3.2_20200819
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This episode of Leaning Into Discomfort is hosted by Jourden Delerme-Brown, Class of 2021, and features Chellsa Ferdinand, Class of 2020 and Sebastian Sanchez, Class of 2018. Ferdinand, Sanchez, and Delerme-Brown discuss tokenism, feeling responsible for bringing diversity to predominantly white spaces, and tools for being successful at Middlebury.

Dates: August 19, 2020

Episode 5: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, September 15, 2020

Identifier: A28_AV_Leaning_Into_Discomfort_Episode_5_20200915
Scope and Contents This episode features members of the DEI Committee (including several alumni) who discuss topics such as kneeling for the national anthem, mistakes they’ve made while doing anti-racism work, and common barriers to inclusive spaces. The episode is moderated by Ali Paquette, Assistant Director of Athletics Communications, and features members of the Athletics Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee including Dave Caputi, Class of 1981 and assistant football coach; Erin Quinn, Class of 1986...
Dates: September 15, 2020

Episode 8: Admissions and recruiting, November 19, 2020

Identifier: a28_leaning_into_discomfort_episode_8_20201119
Scope and Contents Digital video file containing episode 8 of Middlebury Athletics' Leaning Into Discomfort series, featuring Peter Kim, Head Women's Soccer Coach and Assistant Track and Field Coach; Emack Bentley, Class of 2022 and member of the Men's Ice Hockey team; Izzy Hartnett, Class of 2020.5 and member of the Women's Soccer team; Martin Beatty, Class of 1984 and Coach of Men's and Women's Track and Field; and Nicole Curvin, Dean of Admissions. During the episodes, the speakers discuss recruitment and...
Dates: November 19, 2020

Episode 48: Learn to unlearn: George Floyd, June 27, 2020

Identifier: C179_blckgrlmgc-episode-48-George-Floyd_20200627
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Apple Podcasts description: "In this episode, Megan and Destini reflect on the last couple of months. These past few months have been traumatic and draining, to say the least with COVID-19 putting the world on pause and with the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Tayler, Elijah McCain, and unfortunately, the list goes on. This harsh reality for unarmed black people continues and as two black women, Megan and Destini are trying to find answers."

Dates: June 27, 2020

Episode 49: Heard you loud and clear, June 30, 2020

Identifier: C179_blckgrlmgc-episode-49-Heard-You-Loud-and-clear_20200630
Scope and Contents Apple Podcasts description: "In this episode, Megan and Destini speak about a very intense and disheartening email sent by a departing professor highlighting her experiences of racism. Professor Marissel Hernández-Romero sent out a very powerful email to which she expressed her experience as a professor of color at Middlebury College. It was no surprise that her experience highlighted the emotional, physical, and mental damage of systemic racism that is so prevalent in today’s society. In...
Dates: June 30, 2020

Episode 50: Not a good look, July 13, 2020

Identifier: C179_blckgrlmgc-episode-50-not-a-good-look-20200713
Scope and Contents Description from Apple Podcasts: "In this episode, Destini and Megan continue their conversation about the email Professor Hernandez-Romero sent out last week describing all the problematic racial encounters she experienced from her colleagues on Middlebury's campus. In particular, the girls spoke about another professor of color who wrote an Opt-Ed in reaction to Professor Hernandez-Romero's email in which she shared her own opinion about the same professors. She essentially has opposing...
Dates: July 13, 2020

Episode 51: Dear white boy who loves Black culture, July 27, 2020

Identifier: c179_blckgrlmgc-episode-51-dear-white-boy_20200727
Scope and Contents Episode description: "In this episode, Megan and Destini decided to reach out to friends and family to have conversations on the subject of cultural appropriation and its significance among white people. A lot of "pop culture" is rooted in Black culture, however, white people have the privilege to reap the benefits of our culture while ignoring our harsh realities. White people have long been drawing extensively from Black culture — from our music to our style to our slang that we grew...
Dates: July 27, 2020

Guarnaccia, Sam (Class of 1930, faculty), 1975

Identifier: MOH7
Scope and Contents 1 interview with Samuel Guarnaccia, Class of 1930, as part of the "Middlebury College Oral History Project." Guarnaccia discusses New England private schools; football; athletics; student faculty relationships; sex on campus; strictness on campus; sexual relationships; segregation by sexes; gender stereotypes; coeducation; Harvard; college dances; fraternities; KDI; student jobs; social groups; exclusion of Blacks and Jews in fraternities; President Stratton; student politics; student...
Dates: 1975

Heike Fahrenberg: Message of accountability - feedback, June 30, 2020

Identifier: F_Hernandez-Romero_Heike_Fahrenberg_Email_20200630
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Email sent from Heike Fahrenberg, Associate Professor and Director at the Middlebury School in Germany, in response to Miguel Fernandez' Message of Accountability email regarding the deletion of Professor Marisel Hernandez-Romero's email from the Middlebury server.

Dates: June 30, 2020

Leaning into Discomfort video series, July 2020 -

Identifier: A28_Leaning_into_Discomfort
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Video files containing conversations between Middlebury student athletes and coaches about race.

Dates: July 2020 -

Letter from a group of faculty email, July 2, 2020

Identifier: F-Hernandez-Romero_Response_from_Professors_20200702
Scope and Contents Email written by Spanish Professors Enrique Garcia, Laura Lesta-Garcia, Patricia Saldarriaga, and Film and Media Culture Professor David Miranda-Hardy and sent to President Laurie Patton, Chief Diversity Officer Miguel Fernandez, Vice President for Academic Affairs Sujata Moorti, and the AAUP (American Association of University Professors) at Middlebury. The email expresses outrage at the administration's response to an email sent by Professor of Luso-Hispanic Studies, Marissel...
Dates: July 2, 2020

Miguel Fernandez: Message of accountability , June 29, 2020

Identifier: F_Hernandez-Romero_Message_of_Accountability_20200629
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Email sent by Chief Diversity Officer, Miguel Fernandez; Vice President of Academic Affairs, Sujata Moorti; and President Laurie Patton to Middlebury students, staff, and faculty, in response to outrage at the deletion of an email from Professor Marissel Hernandez-Romero from Middlebury's server. Hernandez-Romero's email describes racism she experienced during her time at Middlebury.

Dates: June 29, 2020

Mike Olinick: Message of accountability response, June 30, 2020

Identifier: F_Hernandez-Romero_Michael_Olinick_Email_20200630
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Email sent by Professor of Mathematics, Mike Olinick, to Chief Diversity Officer, Miguel Fernandez; President Laurie Patton; and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Surjata Moorti in response to the Message of Accountability email sent by the college. The Message of Accountability email was sent in response to Marissel Hernandez-Romero's email describing racism she experienced at Middlebury and the subsequent deletion of her email from the Middlebury server.

Dates: June 30, 2020

Muslim Students Association of Middlebury College (student group), May 23, 2019

Identifier: MOH165
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Group oral history collected by Rebekah Irwin and Aylie Baker (Middlebury Class of 2009) during the Iftar meal breaking the Ramadan fast at the Muslim Students Association Room in Forest Hall. Topics included racial discrimination, the Muslim bans (a series of discriminatory executive orders and proclamations issued by the Trump administration), and college experiences of Muslim students.

Dates: May 23, 2019

Off-campus podcast episode 6: History of white supremacy at Middlebury, June 22, 2020

Identifier: S9_AV_Off-Campus_Episode_6_White_Supremacy_20200622
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Caroline King speaks with the Middlebury Campus' newest reporter Sadie Housberg on the history of white supremacy at Middlebury College.

Dates: June 22, 2020

Off-campus podcast episode 8: White supremacy at Middlebury, part 2, July 9, 2020

Identifier: S9_AV_Off-Campus_Episode_8_White_Supremacy_at_Middlebury_20200709
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Episode description: "This week, Caroline King and Sadie Housberg sit down with Professor J Finley, who teaches in the American Studies, GSFS, and Black Studies departments at Middlebury. A follow-up to Episode 6, this episode takes a contemporary look at white supremacy at Middlebury, and delves into topics such as anti-racist education and student activism at an institution like Middlebury."

Dates: July 9, 2020

Off-campus podcast episode 9: Film and antiracism , July 17, 2020

Identifier: S9_AV_Off-Campus_Episode_9_Film_and_Antiracism_20200717
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Episode description: "Sadie Housberg and Caroline King speak with filmmaker and film Professor Natasha Ngaiza on what it means to be critical in watching films during the Black Lives Matter Movement."

Dates: July 17, 2020

Presidential commission on student life, October 30, 1967

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 6.1
Identifier: A2
Scope and Contents Copy of the Presidential Commission on Student Life, meeting of October 30, 1967. The document discusses Dean Dennis O'Brien and his subcommittee on student rights. Presidential Commission on Undergraduate Life produced in 1967 during the tenure of President James Isbell Armstrong. The document primarily discusses Dean Dennis O'Brien and his subcommittee on student rights in development of a student questionnaire. Subjects of note include: parietal hours ("times when open...
Dates: October 30, 1967

Sent without permission: A farewell from an unwelcome hire email, June 28, 2020

Identifier: F_Hernandez-Romero_Sent_Without_Permission_A_Farewell_from_an_Unwelcome_Hire_20200628
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All-campus (all-student, all-faculty, all-staff, all-retiree, all alumni) email sent wihtout permission by Professor Marissel Hernandez-Romero prior to her departure from Middlebury. In the email, Hernandez-Romero details racism she experienced while teaching at Middlebury College. The email was deleted from Middlebury's server, but was circulated among students, faculty, and staff.

Dates: June 28, 2020

SGA: In response to Dr. Marissel Hernandez-Romero, June 29, 2020

Identifier: F_Hernandez-Romero_SGA_Response_20200629
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Email sent by the Student Government Association (SGA) to the Office of the President, Hannah Ross, David Gibson, Sujata Moorti, and Vijay Menta in response to the deletion of an email sent by Professor Marissel Hernandez-Romero detailing racism she experienced while at Middlebury College.

Dates: June 29, 2020

SGA MLK Today recommendation to the President, January 28, 2016

Identifier: S4_SGA_MLK_Day_Recommendation_20160128
Scope and Contents Resolution passed by the Student Government Association (SGA) on January 28, 2016 denouncing insensitive comments made by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, an email sent by President Laurie Patton, as well as offensive racist actions taken during a January 18, 2018 Martin Luther King Today event at Mead Chapel. The SGA officially recommended that President Patton send an all-school email addressing the MLK Day event and Justice Scalia's comments. The recommendation was sponsored by...
Dates: January 28, 2016

SGA: Putting tonight's student town hall in context, June 29, 2020

Identifier: F_Hernandez-Romero_SGA_Town_Hall_Student_Email_20200629
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Email sent by the Student Government Association (SGA) to Middlebury students regarding the upcoming virtual town hall meeting. The email addresses the deletion of Professor Marissel Hernandez-Romero's email describing racism she experienced during her time at Middlebury.

Dates: June 29, 2020

SGA Resolution of support for Black and minority students, November 11, 2017

Identifier: S4_SGA_Support_for_Black_and_Minority_Students_20171111
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Resolution by the Middlebury Student Government Association (SGA) and the Black Student Union (BSU) pledging support for Black and Minority students and recommending that the Administration respond to racism on campus, particularly in the wake of the March 2nd protests during Charles Murray's visit to Middlebury. The resolution was sponsored by Rae Aaron, Feb Senator and Speaker; Jin-Mi Sohn, SGA President; David Vargas, First Year Senator, and Charles Rainey, BSU President.

Dates: November 11, 2017