The 3%: Positive action for positive change
Authors: Nguyen, Hong-Anh
Article Type: Research Article
Abstract: In 2019, The King’s Fund Library Service in the UK created a positive action graduate traineeship aimed at correcting the lack of ethnic diversity within the library and information profession in the United Kingdom. This commentary, anchored in the critical race theory tenet of counter-narrative, examines the establishment of this post through the lens of critical race theory, providing insight into how white supremacy presents itself in the implementation of anti-racist recruitment practices.
Keywords: Critical race theory, library and information profession, organisational culture, positive action, professional hiring practices, systemic racism
Citation: Education for Information, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 309-314, 2022