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We are proud some of the world’s most renowned scholars in diversity and inclusion call Fuqua home. Our faculty have helped our community understand what it means to be anti-racist. They’ve also educated business, including Fortune 500 companies, about how to dismantle systemic racism. We believe it’s not just enough to have research-based insights, but the ideas must be available widely for the world to use them. 

In the series below, eight faculty members go deep in the underlying issues of fairness, justice and race. They explore racism from a variety of angles, including how to have conversations about these topics at work, why bias persists and how systemic racism is perpetuated in unconscious ways in financial markets.

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What Leaders Need to Know About Race in the U.S.

Leadership and diversity scholar Ashleigh Shelby Rosette provides context to understanding racially-charged events in the U.S., how leaders can communicate about race, and actionable steps to address racial equality at work and in communities. (6/10/20)


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The Subtle Ways Discrimination and Inequality Are Perpetuated

Professor Aaron Kay explains how individual and societal beliefs uphold systems of discrimination, often in unexpected ways. (6/11/20)


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Discrimination in Financial Markets

Professor Bill Mayew discusses historic discrimination in financial markets, including research he conducted that documents race discrimination in higher education bond markets that has affected historically black colleges and universities. (6/12/20)


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The Psychology of Stereotypes

Professor Rick Larrick explains the psychology of stereotypes and why it's so challenging to counteract the impacts of bias in day-to-day business. (6/15/20)


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CEO Activism and Race

Professor Aaron “Ronnie” Chatterji discusses CEO responses to issues of social and racial justice, what motivates them, and the risks and rewards they must consider in a polarized presidential election year. (6/16/20)


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The Most Important Reason Firms Should Ask Workers What They Think

Professor Hemant Kakkar explains the role of employee voice in creating justice not only in business but in society at large. (6/17/20)


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How Can Societal Events Become Catalysts of Change?

Professor Angelica Leigh provides insights into how events like the death of George Floyd affect Black employees, and how these events can spark sustained efforts towards equality in organizations. (6/18/20)


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Bias Against Black Women with Natural Hair

Professor Ashleigh Shelby Rosette discusses her recent research that suggests bias against natural hair limits job opportunities for Black women. (9/9/20) 


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Identifying How and Why Racial Disparities Exist in the Workplace

Senior Associate Dean Jeremy Petranka discusses the difference between racist ideas and policies and specific strategies to begin identifying and dismantling the policies within your organization that lead to racial disparities. (2/24/2021)

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