In 2020, protests in response to attacks on Black Americans brought attention to the breadth and depth of racial injustice in our country, and the need for a national dialogue. The first three mini-sites in our Explore Business series for high school learners (based on Wharton’s Beyond Business discussions led by Erika James, Dean of the Wharton School), shine a light on how systemic racism impacts business and society as a whole, and ways it can be confronted. From C-suite diversity and corporate philanthropy to the role of Black culture in marketing and the impact of systemic racism on Black entrepreneurs, panelists unpack the issues and provide their insights on how business and organizations can affect change.
Meant to be incorporated into classroom discussions and assignments, we invite high school educators and students to dig into these rich learning opportunities with the help of Wharton-powered insights and tools. Explore Business with a world leader in business education.