According to U.S. federal anti-discrimination law, the following are considered protected classes, a characteristic of a person which cannot be targeted for discrimination:
Individual states may also create protected classes which are protected under state law.
The Library is committed to supporting and encouraging diversity by furthering understanding and appreciation of all cultures, races, beliefs, religions, sexual orientations, age and physical abilities via our diverse collection, programs and services.
Looking for information on diversity or inclusion in your community? The databases and websites linked below are a good starting place for general information as well as resources in the Dayton area.