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. Business+Impact aims 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.
Learn and Take Action:
Live Another Day – 42 mental health and addiction recovery resources to support black college students
Southeast Addiction Center – 2023’s Top 50 resources for Black men who are struggling with substance use and/or their mental health.
BIPOC Addiction and Mental Health Services – includes free hotlines, youth organizations, online mental health tools, substance abuse resources, phone apps and more.
Sunshine Behavioral Health – discussing mental health issues facing the Black community
Black Men Matter – for Black men’s mental health
NEW Champions for Change leadership program builds the capacity for racial equity leadership in Washtenaw County
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
15 Percent Pledge – a call for retailers to commit 15% of their shelves to Black-owned businesses
5 Ineffective Ways Organizations Respond to Racial Trauma, by Justin Woods, +Impact Studio Design Fellow
“Guidance for Reporting and Writing About Racism” – published by Syracuse University
How to Decenter Yourself in Conversations With Members of Marginalized Communities – published by Baylor University
Listen to The 1619 Project
Come through with Rebecca Carroll
Learn and Take Action:*
News and Resources:
Detox Local – An extensive list of mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.
* Learn and Take Action Resources courtesy Ross Asian American Business Association