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Synergy: News from ARL Diversity Programs
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
Harrison W. Inefuku
Inefuku, Harrison W., "Putting the Tiles Together: Building Diversity in the Archival Profession" (2014). Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Publications. 2.