B+I Solidarity Statements and Racial Justice Resources

Business+Impact stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter and Stop Asian Hate movements and the Ross School of Business Black Business Student Association and Asian American Business Association. With Business+Impact we aim to build a better world through powerful ideas and solutions to address the global challenges of our time. We are committed to the work of dismantling the structures of systemic racism, advancing racial justice in America, and building an equitable and sustainable future. We recognize that we must examine how we live our values each day, and seek to continually educate ourselves and others in the fight for justice and equity. Below we’ve compiled a set of resources for action, education, and transformation.

Ross DEI Research Awards

The Business +Impact initiative at Ross, in collaboration with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion faculty committee and the Dean’s office, is pleased to announce the creation of a set of new yearly research awards to celebrate and honor research related to diversity, equity and inclusion conducted at the Ross School of Business, at every stage of the academic journey. These new awards include up to two awards for faculty, and an award each for PhD students and undergraduate senior thesis students.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Michigan Ross

COVID-19: Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources

Live Another Day – 42 mental health and addiction recovery resources to support black college students

Sunshine Behavioral Health – discussing mental health issues facing the Black community

Obama Foundation: Meet Anguish With Action

National Resource List: #GeorgeFloyd+ Resource Compilation

National Museum of African American History & Culture: Being Antiracist

United Way of Washtenaw County Equity Challenge: A Self-guided learning journey that examines the history and impacts of racism and how it shapes people’s lived experience in Washtenaw County

The Detroit Justice Center is a nonprofit law firm working alongside communities to create economic opportunities, transform the justice system, and promote equitable and just cities

How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Funds for Black Owned Businesses, Compiled by Black Lives Matter

How to find and support Black-owned businesses, wherever you are

75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice

5 Ineffective Ways Organizations Respond to Racial Trauma, by Justin Woods, +Impact Studio Design Fellow


Emotional Intelligence for Social Justice

Read or Listen to The 1619 Project 

Come through with Rebecca Carroll


Michigan Ross Full-Time MBAs Lead Initiative to Raise Awareness and $100,000 to Fight Racial Injustice

Music + social justice: ‘Seven Last Words of the Unarmed’ project adds educational resources

Businesses speaking out on racism, societal ills must show and tell

Residential College Professor Heather Ann Thompson re: protests on ABC News

75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice

Stand for Something, Speak Out, and Take Action: How Businesses Should Approach Today’s Vital Social Issues

New Workshops for Full-Time MBA Students Explore How to Be an Ally in the Ross Community and Beyond

Some Detroit suburbs reckon with history as anti-Black ‘sundown towns’

Davenport calls for a “Movement of movements” to end police violence

Black women often ignored by social justice movements

The fight for Detroit school children’s constitutional right to literacy isn’t over

Column: Public health and systemic racism are on the ballot in prosecutor elections

Raising Race-Conscious Children: How to Talk to Kids About Race and Racism

Michigan Ross Full-Time MBAs Lead Initiative to Raise Awareness and $100,000 to Fight Racial Injustice

Losing Home: Housing Instability and Availability in Detroit

This tool shows where racial equity is lagging in 100 U.S. cities

Laura Morgan Roberts coaches Black workers on how to handle microaggressions


Podcast: Distinctly Detroit: Oliver Ragsdale Jr.

Podcast: How a Detroit restaurateur went from prisoner to proprietor

Podcast: Michigan Teacher of the Year talks anti-racism, LGBTQ inclusion in the classroom


Learn and Take Action:

  1. Raise awareness, interrupt, and condemn acts of anti-Asian racism and violence.

  2. Report anti-Asian hate incidents.

  3. Learn and share the history of racial discrimination against the AAPI community.

  4. Make a personal commitment for transformative action.

  5. Support and donate to organizations that actively fight to stop anti-Asian racism.

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