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Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works on racism as an attitude as well as works on both attitude and overt discriminatory behavior directed against racial or ethnic groups. Works which are limited to overt discriminatory behavior directed against racial or ethnic groups are entered under Race discrimination. Works on racism 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 Racism 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 57 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
Scope and Contents

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

BLST 0462 / HIST 0462 Histories of struggle, 2021 January

Identifier: s7_blst0462
Scope and Contents

Includes the following essays: "Contextualizing Bravery: Understanding William Slade's Rhetoric in Context of the Abolition Movement from 1835-1848" by Shaye Anis, Class of 2021; "Construction of Oppression Through Advertisements" by Jack Dowling, Class of 2020.5; and "Students with Disabilities at Middlebury College: A Slow Slog Toward the Future 1990-2021" by Mary Moore, Class of 2022.5.

Dates: 2021 January

Class of 1928 Napoleon J. Blanchette scrapbook, 1924 - 1928

 Item — Box 85.2
Identifier: A9
Scope and Contents

This scrabook, compiled by Middlebury College student Napoleon Blanchette from 1924 to 1928, contains paraphernalia from the Chi Psi fraternity house, football and sports memorabilia, campus photographs, as well as autograph sections, dance cards, letters, and other ephemera. Notably, it also includes a photograph of Middlebury students dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan, with another student in blackface and posing as a slave.

Dates: 1924 - 1928

Community responses to anti-Black racism and police violence

Identifier: C-183
Scope and Contents

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-

Concerned students of Middlebury, 2020-

Identifier: s2_concerned_students_of_middlebury
Scope and Contents

Includes an archived Instagram account; an open letter written by Black@Midd on June 3, 2020 in response to President Laurie Patton's campus-wide email sent on May 31, 2020 regarding COVID-19 and the murder of George Floyd; January 2021 Statement and Resolutions from the Concerned Students of Middlebury; January 2021 resolutions; and petitions; bylaws; constitutions; and copies of other emails.

Dates: 2020-

Confederate flag in mural hung in Crossroads report, October 26, 2020

Identifier: a5_cbrt_confederate_flag_crossroads_20201026
Scope and Contents Report produced by the Community Bias Response Team (CBRT) regarding a complaint made about a Confederate flag visible in a mural hanging in Crossroads Cafe entitled "Juxtaposed Realities." Juxtaposed Realities was created in 2007 in partnership between visiting scholar and artist Duda Penteado and members of the Middlebury College community. Penteado invited Middlebury students, faculty, and staff to envisage, “What does it mean to have social change at Middlebury?” This mural,...
Dates: October 26, 2020

Depictions of blackface, minstrelsy, racism, appropriation, and bias in the Middlebury Kaleidoscope. Will Simpson '18.5, 2019

 File — Box 4, Folder: 116
Identifier: A13.II
Scope and Contents

Includes printed powerpoint presentation entitiled "Depictions of blackface, mistrelsy, racism, appropriation, and bias in the Middlebury Kaleidoscope," and supplemental examples of the same from The Campus, all compiled by Will Simpson, Class of 2018.5.
See also spreadsheet with links to Kaleidoscope images.

Dates: 2019

Episode 1: Do you see yourself in the locker room? , July 21, 2020

Identifier: A28_Leaning_Into_Discomfort_Episode_1_20200721
Scope and Contents

One digital file containing video interview between student athletes Ellie Thompson (Class of 2022) and Jordan Delerme-Brown (Class of 2021). Thompson, a swimmer, and Delerme-Brown, a football player, discuss their experience as people of color on Middlebury's athletic teams.

Dates: July 21, 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
Scope and Contents

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
Scope and Contents

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 7: My story matters, October 27, 2020

Identifier: A28_leaning_into_discomfort_episode_7_20201027
Scope and Contents

Episode 7 of Leaning Into Discomfort with Middlebury Athletics. The episode features Kate Holly, Class of 2021 and member of the track and field team, and Jordyn Johnson, Class of 2023 and member of the softball team. Holly and Johnson discuss their identity and how it effects their experiences at Middlebury, and diversity at Middlebury. This episode was produced in honor of NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Week.

Dates: October 27, 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 9: The anthem and the flag, December 4, 2020

Identifier: a28_leaning_into_discomfort_episode_9_20201204
Scope and Contents

In the ninth episode of Leaning into Discomfort, members of the Middlebury basketball and football teams discuss the decision to kneel or stand for the national anthem when played before games. This episode features head men's basketball coach Jeff Brown, head football coach Bob Ritter (Class of 1982), Adisa Majors (Class of 2018), Pete Huggins (Class of 2021) and Michael Carr (Class of 2020).

Dates: December 4, 2020

Episode 11, Part I: Code surfing, February 9, 2021

Identifier: a28_leaning_into_discomfort_episode_11_2021-02-09
Scope and Contents

Episode 11 of Leaning into Discomfort with Middlebury Athletics features Associate Professor of Dance, Christal Brown, and Andrew Plumley, Class of 2011 and former member of the Middlebury College football and basketball teams, as they discuss code switching and code surfing.

Dates: February 9, 2021

Episode 11, Part II: Same, but different, February 8, 2021

Identifier: a28_leaning_into_discomfort_episode_11_p2_2021-02-8
Scope and Contents

Episode 11 of Leaning into Discomfort with Middlebury Athletics features Associate Professor of Dance, Christal Brown, and Andrew Plumley, Class of 2011 and former member of the Middlebury College football and basketball teams, as they discuss code switching and code surfing; interracial relationships, marriage, and friendships; being Black in Vermont;

Dates: February 8, 2021

Episode 16: President Laurie Patton, Coach Martin Beatty '84, and Ellie Thompson '22, 2021 May 26

Identifier: a28_leaning_into_discomfort_episode_16_2021-05-26
Scope and Contents

A year after the murder of George Floyd, Middlebury College President Laurie Patton, head track and field coach Martin Beatty, Class of 1984, and Ellie Thompson, Class of 2022, reflect on what has happened since and their hopes for the future. Subjects discussed include DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives at Middlebury, SAOC (Student Athletes of Color), and the Twilight Project.

Dates: 2021 May 26

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

Identifier: C179_blckgrlmgc-episode-48-George-Floyd_20200627
Scope and Contents

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

Episode 52: Breonna Taylor, voting, and what's next, October 4, 2020

Identifier: c179_blckgrlmgc-episode-52-breonna-taylor-voting-20201004
Scope and Contents

Episode description: "Hi everybody! Megan and Destini are back after a long pause :) In this episode, they give you an update on the verdict of Breonna Taylor, voting, the next steps for BLCKGRLMGC, and a run down for our next episodes. Thank you for riding with us these past three years. BLCKGRLMGC continues to grow and we couldn’t be happier!"

Dates: October 4, 2020

Episode 53: A word from young Black voters, November 3, 2020

Identifier: c179_blckgrlmgc-episode-53-young-black-voters-20201103
Scope and Contents

Episode description: "It's a rather common narrative that we've heard amongst young liberals: "You need to vote," "If you don't vote you're ignorant," and many more condescending statements about individuals who don't have a positive relationship with the American system. We shed light on young Black voters and their thoughts during the 2020 election. We're lacking sympathy... and that may cost this election as young democrats."

Dates: November 3, 2020

Episode 55: It's not giving what it's supposed to give, 2021 March 30

Identifier: c179_blckgrlmgc-episode-55-2021-03-30
Scope and Contents Podcast episode description: "Yesterday was the first day of Derek Chauvin’s trail. Chauvin, a Minnesota police officer, is accused of murdering George Floyd, an unarmed Black man on May 25, 2020. Chauvin’s defense attorney, Eric Nelson, gave his opening statement after the prosecutor yesterday morning. Megan was disturbed by the points he used to ‘justify’ the actions Derek Chauvin took which resulted in the death of George Floyd. He used comments that described the size and weight of...
Dates: 2021 March 30

Eriksson, Peggy (Class of 1942), June 24, 1993

Identifier: MOH81
Scope and Contents

1 interview with Peggy Eriksson, Middlebury College class of 1942. During the interview, Eriksson discusses married women at Middlebury; chapel and choir; being married by President Moody; why she chose Middlebury College; the French major; military service; turmoil under President Stratton; racial issues; petitions and protests; and committee reports.

Dates: June 24, 1993

Gender, sexuality, and feminist studies 435: Feminist engaged research, Fall 2020

Identifier: S7_gsfs435
Scope and Contents Includes a blog entitled "Covid, contagion, cracks in the system" serving as an online journal of the Feminist Engaged Research class during the Fall 2020 semester. The blog description reads, "During this semester, the Covid Pandemic exposed cracks in the system and we decided to contaminate purely theoretical and academic work with a variety of interventions. We hope these pieces make you think, make you wonder, and make you see just how deep the cracks in the system have always been."...
Dates: Fall 2020