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My definition includes heterosexuality because of the intersection between whiteness and heteronormative expectations. Although I too have worked for several libraries with many openly LBGTI faculty and staff, I can’t help but notice a particular presentation of what it means to be gay–as you say, “groovy lesbian”–is acceptable. LBGTI colleagues for example, do not guarantee their existence in leadership.

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I find the following statement regarding the qualifications for the ARL internship to be extremely stereotypical and it deeply saddens me that it basically implies that non-whites are poor and uneducated and could not possibly have had any opportunities to meet influential people to use as references. That is completely ridiculous and is the epitome of white privilege. “Only an applicant with access to the privileges of whiteness would have the tools needed to engage in the requisite work and volunteer opportunities called for by the diversity program, have the high-level of educational achievement required, possess the close relationships with individuals of power needed for stellar recommendations, and be able to provide all the documentation necessary to complete their application through the online form.”

 

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It is white supremacy to assume those examples of excellence are the ONLY means of finding exceptional non-white applicants. And as a non-white professional myself, I find that greatly troubling.


Moving on, though, I got the scholarship. And it was great. Perhaps you might’ve noticed that I’m actually the person Hathcock cites as an example of how the whiteness of LIS doesn’t really care if I’m able to participate. I encourage you to read that post. Because I ought to be a cautionary tale for any marginalized person entering the field. I did all the right things. I got a prestigious scholarship. I even published an article in this very journal. I’ve been attending conferences, given talks and such. And yet… I am still stuck in the same part-time position I got when I graduated three years ago.


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“For example, applicants are required to submit resumes detailing their work experience, but an applicant from a working-class background may not have the requisite experience, either through work or volunteering, to place on a resume. Building a relevant resume assumes the applicant has the white, middle-class background that allows for early career professional work or volunteerism, whereas many applicants do not have that privilege…”

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“Each of these requirements assumes that applicants are situated in positions of white, middle-class, cisgender normativity that allow for the temporal, financial, and educational privilege that fulfilling these criteria would require. Only an applicant with access to the privileges of whiteness would have the tools needed to engage in the requisite work and volunteer opportunities called for by the diversity program, have the high-level of educational achievement required, possess the close relationships with individuals of power needed for stellar recommendations, and be able to provide all the documentation necessary to complete their application through the online form.”

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@Niomi, what a great point! I was thinking the exact thing… how is it a “privilege of whiteness” the act of being able to submit a standard application? what would an anti-privilege-of-whiteness application look like?

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Lastly, I didn’t feel that any of the requirements for the program is any indication that only white people can apply. In fact, these requirements are less than what I needed to get into graduate school. Just to deconstruct your argument on this set of requirements:
1. a completed application form – (all scholarship requires an application form)
2. a resume – (it is fair to assume that someone who is an early career librarian has already built a resume; if you are old enough to be in grad school, you should some work experience)
3. a 500-word essay detailing their professional interests and goals – (any college student should be able to write a 500-word essay, especially if it is about him/herself)
4. an official letter of acceptance to an ALA-accredited MLIS program – (all colleges send letters of acceptance to students who are accepted)
5. official transcripts – (any student can request their transcript)
6. two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a professor or employer – (this is also very attainable)