Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2014

Journal or Book Title

Synergy: News from ARL Diversity Programs

Volume

11

First Page

4

Last Page

61

Abstract

In 2004, the Society of American Archivists’s (SAA) A*Census revealed that only 7% of American archivists were of color.2 In her analysis of these numbers, Brenda Banks writes, “To say that these numbers are no surprise is an understatement. The results from the A*CENSUS simply confirmed information already known—that there are very few minorities in the profession, with the largest identifiable group being African Americans at 2.8%.”3 Indeed, the percentage of minority archivists in the United States was significantly lower than the percentage of minorities in the country as a whole. The United States Census Bureau estimated that in 2004, slightly over 20% of the population was either non-white, or was of two or more races.4

Comments

This article is from Synergy: New from ARL Diversity Programs 11 (2014): 4–6.

Copyright Owner

Harrison W. Inefuku

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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