Racial Justice

Howard Stevenson on creating change through racial literacy

In the wake of the series of police killings of Black people that sparked historic protests and heightened national conversation about race, and amid persistent structures of systemic racism, how can people of color promote their own emotional well-being and healing? How can leaders and organizations create lasting change to advance anti-racism and social justice?

From Penn GSE

Exacerbating the health care divide

With rates of diagnoses and death disproportionately affecting racial minorities and low-income workers, experts from the School of Arts & Sciences address how COVID-19 has further exposed already dire health outcome inequalities.

From Omnia

How the dialogue on diversity is reshaping business

The final panel discussion in the Beyond Business series, “Race & The Selling of America,” brings together Wharton dean Erika James with professionals in film and sports to discuss how diversity is reshaping businesses and brands.

From Knowledge@Wharton

Leadership in a time of crisis

Wharton dean Erika James and Wharton’s Stephanie Creary discuss inclusive leadership during a time of crisis.

From Knowledge@Wharton



In the News


The Washington Post

GOP’s post-election tactics are causing more concern about suppressing the Black vote, even after it happened

Ebony Thomas of the Graduate School of Education said that Michigan Republicans’ effort to disqualify the votes of Black voters is part of a long history of disenfranchisement. “One of the reasons Detroit is so negatively stigmatized and why the city of Detroit is always used as a boogeyman by the far right and by white supremacists is because it was a city that wasn’t just majority Black but under Black political control.”

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Wired

How an algorithm blocked kidney transplants to Black patients

Nwamaka Eneanya of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about her research on the use of a controversial formula for measuring kidney function and resultant disparities in transplant rates for Black patients.

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