We, the editors and editorial board of the international publication Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC), acknowledge that racism is a global phenomenon and condemn it unreservedly. Further, we categorically condemn the pervasive state-sanctioned violence of white supremacy and systemic racism, which has allowed for long-standing racial injustice, police and military brutality, and the exploitation and dehumanization of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) across the globe.
JLSC is tied closely to the practices and institutions of publishing and academe, which like any institution, as Elaine L. Westbrooks writes, “[operate] through a set of legacy systems that have been in place for decades. These systems implicitly and explicitly perpetuate inequity because they have been traditionally centered on whiteness and patriarchy as a default.” We must actively resist our journal’s discriminatory legacies and advance practices that pro-mote diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
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