A recent Amazon.com reviewer of the book I co-edited--Librarians With Spines--took the opportunity to degrade me in public and to even try to humiliate be because I don't speak Spanish.
I'm publishing this hear because this is a perfect example of of librarians of color are harassed by anonymous flamers.
By stellabooon October 19, 2017
This is an unnecessary book. I am a MLS librarian with years of experience. I cry for my profession when new librarians trip over themselves trying to out-radicalize each other. Trust me: ALL librarians believe in intellectual freedom and collection development policies that promote alternative views. That is as old as libraries.
Listen Stella--I'm fine with criticism of our book, but don't try to criticize my culture and who I am.
Max Macias, the editor, is considered a kind of joke we tolerate in Oregon. A POC quien no habla Espanol. I welcome new library minds that push our profession forward. Unless you are truly radicalized and want to destroy libraries for all people, this book has zero value.
I am not your 'mexican.'
I am no joke.
I am a Chicano.
Thanks for showing how close-minded and racist librarians can really be. You gave me the perfect example! Who died and made Stella the grand-poo-bah of libraries, or the definer of ethnicity in Oregon? This is the kind of environment I exist within. People don't realize they can't define my ethnicity and also don't define who I am and my worth. This is a good example of how someone with an MLS can be a close-minded turd. There are many great librarians her in the PNW. This just happens to NOT be one of them.
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