Racism in the Dewey Decimal System
Why wasn’t the President of the United States filed under ‘history?’ Because he was black.
When books about President Barack Obama arrived at the Bard High School, Early College library in Queens, New York, they were coded as 300 (Social Science) instead of 900 (History). Librarian Jess deCourcy Hinds raised what she thought was an obvious question: Why wasn’t the President of the United States filed under “history?”
Well, he was black.