Yale School of Management

Black Lives Matter

“We at SOM affirm the pain that causes so many to gather and collectively raise their voices against racial injustice. Further, consistent with our distinctive mission, I believe that we are motivated by their example to work to help eradicate the structures of racialized bias and power that give rise to injustice.”
—Read the full message from Dean Kerwin K. Charles

Questions of justice, equality, and anti-racism are deeply pertinent to Yale SOM’s mission to educate leaders for business and society. As an institution and as a community, we seek to develop knowledgeable and compassionate leaders who can address systemic racism and violence in all kinds of organizations.

Racial Justice Resources and Allyship Actions

Book coversThe Yale School of Management community has been discussing intensively  how we can each respond to the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and contribute to the fight against systemic racism and police brutality. Our Community and Inclusion team gathered resources to help everyone act on their own beliefs and conscience. 

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Resources and Perspectives from the Yale SOM Community


From Elsewhere at Yale

Yale President Peter Salovey: In Memory of George Floyd
“I believe that all of us at Yale must do what we can to replace fear with hope—and not with anything less than action.” 

David W. Blight, Sterling Professor of History: “What’s Going On?” 
“In America’s house divided we are once again collectively wondering whether racism, in its structures and its individual acts, is tearing us apart in irreparable ways.”

Library Collections & Exhibitions
•    James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection
•    Bulldog and Panther: The 1970 May Day Rally and Yale
•    The Papers of the Rev. Samuel N. Slie
•    Yale’s Oral History of American Music
•    Papers of Langston Hughes
•    The Black Bibliography Project

Yale News: It’s never too early to talk with children about race
“What children learn, hear, and witness from family members, friends, and others in their communities about race plays a major role in how they view people who are different from them, according to Yale experts.”