Management academics against anti-Black racism*
Management bridges disciplinary boundaries. We study business, government, information and data, and the natural environment with the aim of offering thoughtful, context-specific approaches to society’s quotidian as well as its thorniest problems. In our classrooms and through our research, we contribute to the character-building process of our future leaders and policymakers. As academics who embrace this interdisciplinary project, we join others in sounding the alarm on the recent instances of racial intimidations and police violence against Black People on Turtle Island, in what is currently known as Canada and the United States.

These occurrences of extreme violence by the police can no longer be considered as isolated or specific to a location but rather a general pattern of treating members of the black community inhumanly. From over-policing to large disparities in sentencing along racial lines, systemic injustices continue to produce results that we cannot ignore. While police forces are considered guardians that ensure the safety of some, they are a repressive force for others. The powers to carry out these brutalities, and the lack of accountability for these personal and systemic harms, are embedded within the foundations of our government and social and organizational structures with the complicity, tacit or not, of civil society. These foundations must be urgently uprooted. We believe that we have a critical role to play in this uprooting by denouncing the identified disparities and abuses and proposing sound policies.

We have a moral obligation to go outside our comfort zones and to challenge ourselves to side with the oppressed. We acknowledge that brutalities against and murders of Black Canadian and Americans—from Amadou Diallo to George Floyd, from D’Andre Campbell to Andrew Loku—are the product of ongoing systemic racism and regulation rooted in white supremacy and the bloodied histories of slavery and colonialism. These murders remind us of the historical, deep-rooted, and lethal impact of anti-Black racism and intersecting oppressions, including gender and gender expressions, that contribute to the dehumanization, pathologizing, disappearance, and murder of Black people. That anti-Black racism manifests in our relationships and institutions, our workplaces, and our friendships. It creates harms including workplace discrimination, micro invalidation, and targeted incivilities.

As professors in the varied disciplines that inform management (including, among others, professors in business, information management, public administration and public policy, and environmental and resource management faculties), we are obligated to confront the assumptions, power dynamics, and biases embedded in organizational structures, our human engagements with individuals and communities, and how we formulate policies. Without conscious and ongoing commitment to anti-racism, we participate, sometimes knowingly, sometimes unconsciously, in the systemic violence inflicted on Black bodies and dehumanizing workplace practices on an everyday basis.

Studying, researching, and teaching management without addressing some of our most egregious societal flaws, particularly anti-Black racism, creates gaps, or worse, harms in the creation and dissemination of knowledge. We risk enabling persistent wealth poverty and income inequality of Black Canadians and Americans; ignoring or undervaluing the contribution of Black labour and degradation of the environmental endowments of Black communities; producing data that erases Black lives with the consequence that government policies either ignore or worse exacerbate the living conditions and health of Black Canadians and Americans; perpetuating racism in organizational structure and culture in the businesses, governments and other organizations that our alumni will go on to contribute to and lead; and excluding or marginalizing Black colleagues and students from our institutions.

We make a commitment to act according to the principles set out below and call upon our colleagues to do the same:

• We will educate ourselves about how dispossession, subordination, and inequality inform the interactions we have with each other and within organizations and we will attend to that education in conducting our research;
• We will introduce material in our classrooms that reflects a diversity of experiences and analytical frames, including material that centres the lives of Black Canadians and Americans;
• We will accept responsibility to help identify, reveal, and resist anti-Black and colonial inequities within our collegiate, classrooms and universities in order to transform institutions and policies that have led to violence and the perpetuation of inequalities. That responsibility includes hiring and including of Black faculty and administrative staff, fostering the enrollment and success of Black students, and adopting policies and practices that serve as bias disruptors; and
• We will embrace a commitment to racial justice and celebrate differences as we work to displace apathy and recover from a societal amnesia that eradicates substantial harms.

*We were inspired by and with permission borrowed from the solidarity statement of legal academics: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MYE8TuE1tkwYigadCHib01_-Gif2jIhPoghzwHHaBR8/viewform?edit_requested=true.


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Kim Brooks, Dean, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University
Mike Smit, Associate Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University
Vivian Howard, AVPA, Dalhousie University
Binod Sundararajan, Interim Director, Rowe School of Business, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University
Greg Nazaire, Lecturer, Dalhousie University
Louis Beaubien, Associate Dean, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University
Sandra Toze, Director, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University
Florence Tarrant, Academic Director Undergraduate Programs, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University
Linda Macdonald, University Teaching Fellow, Dalhousie University
Fiona Black, School of Information Management, and Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University
Alison Brown, Lecturer, Dalhousie University
W. Dominika Wranik, Associate Professor, School of Public Administration, Dalhousie University
Kate Sherren, Associate Professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University
Colin Conrad, Assistant Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University
Karen Beazley, Professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University
Eddy Ng, James & Elizabeth Freeman Professor, Bucknell University
Markus Sharaput, Senior Instructor, School of Public Administration, Dalhousie University
Oksana Shkurska, Assistant Professor, Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University
Dan Shaw, Senior Instructor, Rowe School of Business & Director, MBA Programs, Dalhousie University
Peter Tyedmers, Professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University
M. Ali Ülkü, Professor & Director of CRSSCA, Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University
Hamed Aghakhani, Associate Professor, Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University
Jenny Wenjun Zhang, Associate Professor, Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University
Joyline Makani, Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University
Benoit A. Aubert, Professor, HEC Montreal
Keith MacMaster, Lecturer, Dalhousie University
Thaddeus Hwong, Associate Professor, York University
Michelle Adams, Director and Associate Professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University
Maria Pacurar, Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University
Fazley K. Siddiq, Professor of Economics and Finance, University of New Brunswick Saint John
Louise Spiteri, Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University
Morrie Mendelson, Associate Professor, UNB SAINT JOHN
Qi Deng, Assistant Professor, Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University
Roderick Hill, Professor of Economics, University of New Brunswick Saint John
Michel Rod, Dean Faculty of Business, University of New Brunswick Saint John
Prof. Keith Dwar, University of New Brunswick, Saint John
Amelia Clarke, Associate Dean of Research, School of Environment, Enterprise & Development, University of Waterloo
Paola A. Gonzalez, Assistant Professor, Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University
Mustapha Ibn Boamah, Associate Professor of Economics, University of New brunswick, Saint John
Samantha Taylor, Instructor, Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University
Jim Dewald, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
Sandy Hershcovis, Associate Dean (Faculty), Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
Kristen van de Biezenbos, Associate Professor, University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business & Faculty of Law
Giovani da Silveira, Professor, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
Thomas Holloway, Instructor, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
Pamela Lirio, Associate Professor, École de relations industrielles, Université de Montréal
Saul Klein, Dean, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
Raymond A. Patterson, Professor and Area Chair of Business Technology Management, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
Stacey Fitzsimmons, Associate Professor of International Business, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
Adel Guitouni, Professor, University of Victoria
Michael Bliemel, Dean of the Faculty of Business & IT, Ontario Tech University
Basma Majerbi, Associate Professor of Finance, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
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Allan Ingelson, Professor, Faculty of Law & Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
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Andie Lee, Assistant professor at the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
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Robert Mittelman, Acting Dean, Faculty of Management, Royal Roads University
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Keith Willoughby - Dean, Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan
Bo Yu, Assistant Professor, Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University
Wade Danis, Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
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Hadi Eslami Assistant Professor of Business, University of New Brunswick
Catherine Heggerud, Director MMgmt Program, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
Michael R. King, Associate Professor, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
Devashis Mitra, Dean, Faculty of Management, University of New Brunswick
Amy Zidulka, Associate Professor, Royal Roads University
Frances Jorgensen, Professor, Royal Roads University
Evaristus Oshionebo, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
Angelo Dossou-Yovo, Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, York University, Glendon Faculty
Hussein Warsame, Professor, Accounting Area Chair, University of Calgary
Richard Watuwa, Associate Professor, Cape Breton University
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Aymen Karoui, Associate Professor of Finance, York University
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Paul Donnelly, Professor, Technological University Dublin, Ireland
Laura Cumming, Dalhousie University
Sherry Thatcher, J Henry Fellows Professor of Business Administration, University of South Carolina
Oscar Holmes IV, Associate Professor of Management, Rutgers School of Business-Camden
Alejandro Rodriguez, Instructor, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
Anika Cloutier, Instructor, Dalhousie University
Payal Kumar, Professor and Chair HR/OB, BML Munjal University, India
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Miguel R. Olivas-Lujan, Clarion and Penn State Universities
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Nauman Farooqi, Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies/Commerce Department, Mount Allison University
Jennifer Griffith, Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire
Nick Turner, Professor, University of Calgary
Joseph Doucet, Dean, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
Rick Fullerton, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Graduate Studies (School of Public Administration), Dalhousie University
Helen Chung, Assistant Professor of Management, Seattle Pacific University
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Chris J. Graham, Teaching Professor, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Laura Guerrero, Assistant Professor of Management, University of Houston - Clear Lake
Gareth James, Interim Dean, Marshall School of Business, University Of Southern California
Namita Bhatnagar, Professor of Marketing, University of Manitoba
Enayat Rajabi, Cape Breton
Wendy Yan, Ferris State University
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Danielle van Jaarsveld, Professor, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
Chien-Wei Lin Assistant Professor, SUNY Oneonta
Sepideh Yeganegi, Assistant Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
André Laplume, Associate Professor, Ryerson University
Alexander Engau, Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University
Nicole C. Jones Young, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Franklin & Marshall College
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Deryk Stec, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University, Halifax (kjipuktuk), NS, Canada
Ernesto Noronha, Professor, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Premilla D'Cruz, Professor, Organizational Behaviour, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India
Cam McLarney, Dalhousie University
Christian Thoroughgood, assistant professor, Villanova university
Kelly Pledger Weeks, Rhodes College
Prof. Abdul-Rahim Ahmad, University of Waterloo & King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Betty Jane Punnett, Professor Emerita, U. of the West Indies
P. Devereaux (Dev) Jennings, Professor & Coordinator of the Cdn. Centre for CSR, University of Alberta
Tim Hannigan, Assistant Professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
Rebecca Paluch, Assistant Professor, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
Oumar Sy, Associate Professor, Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University
Kalan R. Norris PhD Student, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Noah Castelo, Assistant Professor, U Alberta
Jill Brown Professor of Management, Bentley University
Meg Warren, Assistant Professor of Management, Western Washington University
Ellen Ernst Kossek, Purdue University
Jennifer Grek Martin, Lecturer, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University
Deirdre Anderson, Cranfield University, UK
A.K. Ward, Associate Professor of Management, Virginia Tech
Jun Zhou, Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
Kyle Murray, Professor, University of Alberta
Rana Haq, Assistant Professor, Laurentian University, Ontario, Canada
Nabil Tahani, York University
Ricardo Flores, Assistant Professor, University of Victoria (BC, Canada)
David L. Deephouse, Foote Professor of International Business/Law, University of Alberta
Angelique Slade Shantz, Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
Gina Grandy, Dean & Professor, Hill & Levene Schools of Business, University of Regina
Luis J.S. Araújo, PhD in Electrical Engineering, USP
Professor Dr. André Luiz Fischer, University of São Paulo
Emin Civi, Professor, University of New Brunswick
Regena Farnsworth-Beauvais, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business, University of New Brunswick Saint John
Andrew Luchak, Associate Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, University of Alberta
Tarek Mady, Interim Dean, Faculty of Business, University of Prince Edward Island
R. Blake Jelley, Professor, Faculty of Business, University of Prince Edward Island
Ingrid Kajzer Mitchell, Associate Professor, Royal Roads University
Yolande Chan, Associate Dean (Research & PhD-MSc Programs) & E. Marie Shantz Professor of MIS, Smith School of Business, Queen's University
Ana Carolina de Aguiar Rodrigues, Professor, University of São Paulo
Madeline Toubiana, Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
Preeti Wadhwa, Associate Professor of Management & Leadership, Cal Poly Pomona
João Domiraci Paccez - Professor Mestre, Universidade de São Paulo - Brasil
Fernanda Wagstaff, Associate Professor, The University of Texas at El Paso
Bernadette Murphy, Professor, Ontario Tech University
Stephen Marsh, Associate Professor of Trust Systems, Faculty of Business and IT, Ontario Tech University
Karthik Sankaranarayanan, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and IT, Ontario Tech University, Canada.
Lydia Stewart-Goodison, Administrative Assistant, Ontario Tech University
William Thurber, Associate Teaching Professor, Ontario Tech University
Asifa Aamir - Associate Professor, Ontario Tech University
Serena Sohrab, Assistant Professor of Management, Ontario Tech University
Scott Comber, University Teaching Fellow, Rowe School of Business, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University
Theresa Miedema, Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Business & IT, Ontario Tech University
Sam Kolahgar, Assistant Professor of Finance, Faculty of Business, University of Prince Edward Island
Alice de Koning, Academic Director, Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, University of Calgary
Gilberto de Andrade Martins. Professor Titular, Universidade de São Paulo
Brent Snider, Teaching Professor & Executive MBA Academic Director, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
Dr. Wayne Rawcliffe, Lecturer, Organzational Behaviour and Human Resources, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
Emily Block, University of Alberta
Tiffany Trzebiatowski, Assistant Professor of Management, Colorado State University
David Dobson, Associate Professor, University of the Fraser Valley
Brad Long, Associate Professor of Management, Gerald Schwartz School of Business, St. Francis Xavier University
Shelley Price, Assistant Professor, St. Francis Xavier University
Mark MacIsaac, Assistant Professor, Gerald Schwartz School of Business, St. Francis Xavier University
Mark Fuller, Associate Professor, Schwartz School of Business, St. Francis Xavier University
Neil Maltby, Associate Professor, St. Francis Xavier University
Monica Lent, Professor, St. Francis Xavier University
Kimberly Carlson, Associate Professor of Practice in Management, Virginia Tech
Mohammad Keyhani, Associate Professor, University of Calgary
Erica Steckler, Assistant Professor, Manning School of Business, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Justin McManus, PhD Candidate, Dalhousie University
S Zyglidopoulos, Professor, Kedge Business School, France
Anna Kim, Assistant Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
Gerard Farias, Silberman College of Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Joel Harmon, Professor of Management, Fairleigh Dickinson U.
Ivory J. Simms Doctoral Student, Weatherhead School of Management Case Western Reserve University
Scott Behson, Professor of Management, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Benjamin N. B. Alexander, California Polytechnic State University
Akwasi Opoku-Dakwa, Assistant Professor of Management, Duquesne University
Cle-Anne Gabriel, Assistant Professor/Lecturer, University of Queensland, Australia


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