For months, businesses across North America owned up to their equity faults in contrite statements.
After George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, was killed by a police officer, corporations one after another released statements throughout the summer, condemning racism and police violence against Black people and committing to look inward at their own diversity and inclusion issues.
Some, like Deloitte and RBC pledged to create more pathways for racialized leaders and committed to community initiatives and to organize advisory groups to bring about equitable change internally.
But students enrolled in undergraduate business programs in Ontario say issues start well before they join the workforce. They say in order for things to change, a good place to start would be university business schools.
Over the summer, business school students across the country took a cue from Black students at Harvard Law, and anonymously shared on Instagram harrowing stories of the