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.  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.

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Learn and Take Action:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Michigan Ross

COVID-19: Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources

Police BrutalityCenter

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

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 Youth Matters: Understanding Mental Health Issues among Black Teens

Health Disparities In the African American Community

51 Essential Addiction & Self-Care Resources for Black Women

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

NPR “Up First” Podcast on History of American Policing

Obama Foundation: Meet Anguish With Action

National Museum of African American History & Culture: Being Antiracist

Laura Morgan Roberts coaches Black workers on how to handle microaggressions

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

Equity vs. Equality: What’s the Difference? Here’s How Experts Explain It

What is Critical Race Theory (CRT)?

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

Financial Literacy in the Black Community

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

Support Black-owned Businesses

15 Percent Pledge – a call for retailers to commit 15% of their shelves to Black-owned businesses

75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice

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

Scholarships for African-American Students

“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


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

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

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

Black women often ignored by social justice movements

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

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

Black scholar Earl Lewis on the Floyd murder and reparations

Why Black women are saying no

Panelists highlight U-M’s anti-racism efforts, encourage more



Podcast: Emotional Intelligence for Social Justice

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

Listen to The 1619 Project 

Come through with Rebecca Carroll

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.

News and Resources:

Why aren’t Asian Americans in Ohio reporting hate incidents amid a national surge? The answer is complicated

The painful history of anti-Asian hate crimes in America

Hate crimes against Asians jumped 107% in California in ‘an epidemic of hate’

The mental health impact of anti-Asian racism

New interactive site shows incidents of Asian Hate in the US

Detox Local – An extensive list of mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.

Ross School of Business Statement of Support for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

Statement from U-M President Schlissel on shooting deaths in Atlanta

Ross Asian American Business Association Official Statement and Call to Action

* Learn and Take Action Resources courtesy Ross Asian American Business Association

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