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Interdisciplinary: Race/Gender/Ethnicity: Race and Ethnicity

Resources at Watson Library

Watson Library has a variety of books and ebooks on race and ethnicity and related topics. The books listed below are a sampling of what we have available in the library - to find more, check our library catalog, or contact us for help!  

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Credo Reference

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Credo Reference is our scholarly alternative to Wikipedia. It allows you to search hundreds of reference books on a wide variety of subjects. Use this search box to brows our African American Studies Collection, and related titles including: 

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

The Encyclopedia Of Race And Racism, 2nd Edition, provides critical information and context on the underlying social, economic, geographical, and political conditions that gave rise to, and continue to foster, racism. Religion, political economy, social activism, health, concepts, and constructs are explored. Given the increasingly diverse population of the United States and the rapid effects of globalization, as well as mass and social media, the issue of race in world affairs, history, and culture is of preeminent importance.

Gale 2013


African American Almanac

The most complete and affordable single-volume reference of African American culture available today, this almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America.

Visible Ink Press 2012


Campus Resources

Black Student Initiative

The primary focus of BSI is to unify students of Wilmington College from various backgrounds and ethnicities. The organization, though initiated by African American students, strives to provide a welcoming and comfortable environment where all students of varying backgrounds may express, celebrate and share their heritage. BSI sponsors a wide variety of activities and programs with the goal of increasing cultural awareness and involvement throughout the entire campus and surrounding community.

International Club

Wilmington College’s International Club is designed to benefit both international students and the general population of American students and serves to enhance the institution’s embracing of diversity. The Club is open to both international and domestic students and seeks to share an appreciation for cultures found outside southwest Ohio and also to help introduce those students from outside the area to the uniqueness of Wilmington and Clinton County. The Club meets regularly for Sunday afternoon excursions to such destinations as museums, professional sporting events, i-MAX films, canoeing, international festivals, unique attractions and international cuisine. The Club has given back to the campus by hosting the popular International Food Festivals, which typically draw 200-plus from the College community, as well as presenting special programs highlighting international travel and cultures.

LSA (Latino Student Association)

LSA is a group composed of all students with various backgrounds and ethnicities! This group was started by Latinx students to bring awareness to the Hispanic community. We strive to learn, give, and bring more information to campus about the Hispanic culture. LSA sponsors several events throughout the year with the hopes of bringing multiple cultures together and to spread information about our heritage.

ISA (Indigenous Student Association)

The Indigenous Student Association strives to foster harmony among all students at Wilmington College. With Southwest Ohio being an area rich in Native American culture, students of WC formed the Indigenous Student Association (ISA). With ISA being the most internally diverse of all of WC’s cultural organizations, their purpose is to provide students, with native ties or not, with an opportunity to explore and discover the vast beauty of the Native American heritage. This is done via both on and off campus events and programming.

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