Bringing the tea, archivist Dorothy J. Berry uttered these famous words at the Society of American Archivists conference. Panelists called upon archivists to consider the biases we bring into our descriptive work as it relates to accessing collections. In what ways are we, by striving to be neutral, upholding racist and deeply problematic language?
For the archivist or archives ally who recognizes that archives are built by individuals who bring their own biases into their work. While the profession strives for objectivity, it is not inherently neutral. Credit goes to the "Museums Are Not Neutral" campaign.
Per Berry's request, proceeds will go to the SAA's Mosaic Scholarship Fund to diversify the archives profession.