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Systemic Racism


Education is central to the formation of new ideas. With knowledge and practice we can learn to reflect on our behaviors, improve relationships, and transcend limiting believes. However, education is traditionally framed within an Eurocentric lens, which is harmful and disrespectful of the voices it neglects to include. Active steps need to be taken to transform curricula and syllabi to include the fuller picture and remove the handprint of racist constructs on education.  

Where to start

One of the best places to start is local. At ASU we have many projects and initiatives that have a mission to increase inclusivity in education:


The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.