2020-21 Racial Inequality and Systemic Racism

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How can #BlackLivesMatter in the Academy? Exploring Issues of Systemic Racism and Oppression

This webinar took place on Monday, November 9 from
11.30 am – 1.00 pm ET


Oscar Holmes IV

Oscar Holmes IV


Dr. Dolly Chugh

Dr. Dolly Chugh

Dr. Eddy Ng

Dr. Eddy Ng

Dr. Stella Nkomo

Dr. Stella Nkomo

We will have an interactive discussion of: 

  1. The history of systemic racism/oppression in our field 
  2. Where are we now with systemic racism/oppression 
  3. What do we need to do to get to where we would like to be 

 Suggested Symposium Pre-Reading

African American Inequality in the United States

The Washington Post: Resources to Understand America’s Long History of Injustice and Inequality. 

Organized by Sigal Barsade, Darren Bharanitharan, Oscar Holmes & Howie Xu as part of the OB Executive Division Racial Inequality Committee.


OB Division Rapid Research Plenary: Racial Inequality and Systemic Racism

Sunday, August 9,
1.30 – 3.00 pm EDT

Synchronous session

1.30: Introduction to the session

1.40: First block of presentations + Q&A/Discussion

  • Racial discrimination in the recruitment process – a problem in the German public sector?Thorsten Auer, University of Paderborn
  • The new modern racism: Perceptions of workforce segregation - Jennifer R. Bishop & Jason Brooker, Case Western Reserve University
  • Diversity and inclusion as a social phenomenon Elochukwu Uzor & Michelle MacMahon (presenter), Trinity College Dublin
  • Black careers matter: How organisational social experiences and social networks affect career development for black people and people of colourNicola Thomas, Technical University of Denmark, & Helen P. N. Hughes, University of Leeds
  • Race and gender in career choices: Can identity be leveraged to increase diversity in underrepresented professions?Nuria Tolsá-Caballero, University College London, Curtis Chan, Boston College, & Chia-Jung Tsay, University College London

2.15: Second block of presentations + Q&A/Discussion

  • Exploring self-views of disadvantage and success as interwoven antecedents of White men’s racial privilege acknowledgment - Sean B. Fath, Cornell University, Anyi Ma (Presenter), Tulane University & Ashleigh Shelby Rosette, Duke University
  • The misperception of progress towards diversity, equality, and inclusion in organizations - Michael W. Kraus, LaStarr Hollie, & Brittany Torrez, Yale University
  • Seizing the moment of a “seismic shift”: Moving the DEI needle forwardShaista E. Khilji, George Washington University
  • At war with myself: Competing identity targets in Black law enforcement officers working the BLM protestMelanie K. Prengler, Texas A&M University, Nitya Chawla, Texas A&M University, Angelica Leigh, Duke University, & Kristie M. Rogers, Marquette University
  • Sounds of leadership? A mismatch between Asian Americans’ communication style and leader prototypes in the United StatesSarah Lee, Pepperdine University, & Melissa Williams, Emory University

2.50: Wrap-up & closing