Here are some resources to connect you to facts and information about important concepts and issues. Materials presented are sourced from members of the UCLA Anderson community.
- Systemic Racism Explained, a short animated video explaining how systemic racism operates
- The National Museum of African-American History and Culture’s primer on structural racism
- Black Lives Matter FAQ
- Let's Get to the Root of Racial Injustice, a TedxTalk by Megan Ming Francis
- "What I Told My White Friend When He Asked For My Black Opinion On White Privilege," an article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson
- White Fragility, an interview with Robin DiAngelo
- "The Summer of Coupon Carl, Permit Patty, and the Videos that Turn White Privilege into Mockable Memes," an article by Doreen St. Félix
- For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law, a book by Randall Kennedy
- The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias, a book by Dolly Chugh
- "Welcome to the Anti-Racist Movement — Here's What You've Missed," an article by Ijeoma Oluo
- "How to be a good white ally, according to activists," an article by Emily Stewart
- “I Was a Racist Teacher and I Didn’t Even Know It,” an article by Laurie Calvert
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, a book by Robin DiAngelo
- How to Be an Antiracist, a book by Ibram X. Kendi
- Small Great Things, a book by Jodi Picoult
- Feminist Accountability: Disrupting Violence and Transforming Power, a book by Ann Russo
- Me and White Supremacy, a book by Layla F. Saad
- “Seeing White” series, Scene on Radio Podcast
- “Feeling Raw, Facing Intensity,” a meditation by Ten Percent Happier
- Tacit Racism, a book by Anne Warfield Rawls and Waverly Duck
- Prejudice and Discrimination: Crash Course Psychology #39
- Discrimination: Crash Course Psychology #41
- “Sestina for the Looting of the Black Body,” a poem and photo essay by AV Benford
- Between the World and Me , a book by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Citizen: An American Lyric, a book by Claudio Rankine
- A Conversation About Growing Up Black, a short documentary where young black men explain the particular challenges they face growing up in America
- “Community Engagement Matters (Now More than Ever),” an article by Melody Barnes and Paul Schmitz
- The Enigma of Diversity: The Language of Race and the Limits of Racial Justice, a book by Ellen Berry
- Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, a book edited by Maurianne Adams and Lee Anne Bell
- Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship Since Brown vs. Board of Education, a book by Danielle Allen
- The Color of Mind: Why the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice, a book by Derrick Darby and John L. Rury
- We Demand: The University and Student Protests, a book by Roderick A. Ferguson
- Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, a book by bell hooks
- “Anti-racist Pedagogy: From Faculty’s Self-reflection to Organizing Within and Beyond the Classroom,” an article by Kyoko Kishimoto
- “‘We Are All for Diversity, but...’: How Faculty Hiring Committees Reproduce Whiteness and Practical Suggestions for How They Can Change,” an article by Ozlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo
- If These Halls Could Talk, a film by Lee Mun Wah
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, a book by Michelle Alexander
- Homegoing, a book by Yaa Gyasi
- The 1619 Project, an initiative from the New York Times Magazine
- Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, a book by Ibram X. Kendi
- Remembering Emmett Till, a book by Dave Tell
- “How Did We Get Here?: 163 years of The Atlantic’s Writing on Race and Racism in America,” an article by Gillian B. White
- The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, a book by Isabel Wilkerson
- “A Discussion on How to Reform Policing,” an article by Emily Bazelon
- Language Guide for Communicating About Those Involved in the Carceral System by Berkeley Underground Scholars
- The Torture Letters: Reckoning with Police Violence, a book by Laurence Ralph
- “American Police: Throughline,” a radio show on NPR
- “Dragnets, Dirty Harrys and Dying Hard: A Syllabus for 100 Years of the Police in Pop Culture,” an article by Alyssa Rosenberg
- Teaching the History of Policing by Zinn Education Project
- Queer People of Color in Higher Education, a book edited by Joshua Moon Johnson and Gabriel Javier
- A collection of resources on Anti-Asian Discrimination for UCLA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Report a Concern
If you would like to report a concern about equity, diversity or inclusion in our community, please consult the appropriate contacts, offices and resources below.
- General Information about reporting an incident (UCLA EDI)
- Discrimination Prevention Office (DPO)
DPO investigates reports of discrimination or harassment based on race, ancestry, national origin, religion, age and other categories protected by law and university policy. Typically, we investigate complaints brought by any member of the community (for example, students, staff or faculty) against faculty members. In certain cases, DPO also investigates complaints brought against entities or individuals who are not faculty. For example, under UCLA Policy 240, DPO may investigate reports of discrimination or harassment involving conduct that negatively impacts the campus climate related to equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Title IX Office
The Title IX office is responsible for UCLA’s compliance with Title IX, including the policies and procedures to prevent and respond to gender discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence. The Title IX Office is the designated office to investigate such claims filed against any member of the campus community.
If you are a student, you may wish to contact Student in Crisis or bring your concerns to Student Affairs personnel in your program office. These contacts are:
- FTMBA: Jessica Luchenta, firstname.lastname@example.org
- EMBA: Francesca Baugh, email@example.com
- FEMBA: Please contact your class manager.
- MFE: Leanna Cortez, firstname.lastname@example.org
- MSBA: Frinee Berrios, email@example.com
- Ph.D.: Craig Jessen, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are staff, please contact:
- Carlos Ray, Executive Director of Human Resources
email@example.com , (310) 825-8796
If you are a faculty member or have any other concerns, please contact one of UCLA Anderson’s Equity Advisors:
- Professor Noah Goldstein
firstname.lastname@example.org, (310) 825-1454
- Heather Caruso, Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
email@example.com, (310) 825-6729
- Faculty Code of Conduct: Applies to all members of the Academic Senate and academic staff whose instructional duties are not subject to direct supervision. Note: Does not apply to instructors in Unit 18. Learn more.”
- UCLA Student Code of Conduct
- UCLA Policies Governing Workplace Conduct
- Training Hub
Looking to actively support equity, diversity and inclusion? Consider getting involved in any or all of the below.
- The PhD Project: The PhD Project was founded upon the premise that advancements in workplace diversity could be propelled forward by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. Today, our expansive network of supporters, sponsors and universities helps Black/African-Americans, Latinx/Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans attain their business Ph.D.’s and become the business professors who will mentor the next generation of leaders.
- The Riordan Programs: The Riordan Programs provide a pathway for underrepresented students to excel in business and leadership. The Riordan Programs provide leadership and management training to diverse individuals all over the country. The Scholars Program, College to Career Program and MBA Fellows Program develop tomorrow's leaders by providing a transformational experience through the use of mentors, educational workshops and community service.
- Volunteer for Embracing Diversity Week at Anderson (November 16–21, 2020). You can, among other things, conduct a mock class to show prospective students what it’s like to be an MBA student at UCLA. Contact Eleanor Garibay for more information.
- (If you are UCLA faculty) Nominate a pre-professoriate fellow: The UC Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative (UC-HSI DDI) is designed to enhance faculty diversity and pathways to the professoriate for underrepresented students from California HSIs. The UC-HSI DDI includes two components: (1) competitive grant awards to UC faculty/faculty administrators that will support short-term and long-term programs/projects to enhance and expand pathways to the professoriate for underrepresented minorities, with a goal to increase faculty diversity and inclusion at UC; and (2) funding to support graduate student preparation for the professoriate. Specifically, there are resources to help support a limited number of Ph.D. students who are California HSI alumni and have advanced to candidacy at UC (pre-professoriate fellows) to foster their interest in and preparation for the professoriate, as well as additional professional development outreach and support for underrepresented Ph.D. students to encourage and help equip them to consider careers in the professoriate.
- (If you are UCLA faculty) Connect with HBCU student collaborators (funded by a UC-HBCU Initiative grant): Graduate Studies in the department of Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs invites proposals from UC faculty members at any of the 10 campuses to work with undergraduate and master’s-level research scholars from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Funds will be awarded competitively to support student summer research internships as well as other collaborations and opportunities that serve the goals of the UC-HBCU Initiative. Thus, efforts should be aimed at encouraging enrollment of HBCU scholars in UC graduate programs, particularly Ph.D. programs. Funds may be used in different ways to achieve the goals of increased representation, including bringing students to UC campuses for summer research programs; developing web-based tools that allow ongoing collaborations between HBCU students and UC faculty’ and travel or meetings to establish or enhance collaborations with HBCU students and faculty. Initiative efforts designed to sustain long-term collaborations between UC and HBCU departments will be given high priority in the review process.
Take Bystander Intervention Training
- Hollaback provides free bystander intervention training to provide everyone with resources to respond to, prevent, and intervene in instances of harassment and abuse. For more information click
- Our work is possible through the generous support of alumni, students, and friends who understand that equity, diversity and inclusion at Anderson is critical to maintaining our status as a top-tier business school. Your gift can help to make Anderson representative of the diversity and leadership potential world-wide. Donate here to the Anderson Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fund.
- The legacy of Professor Jenessa Shapiro, who passed away in December 2018, lives on at Anderson through her peers, students and scholarship. We believe one of the best ways to honor her is through the establishment of a student fellowship in her name that will promote the inclusivity she championed so brilliantly.
Professor Shapiro was an award-winning scholar of stereotype threat, discrimination and prejudice who was also a dedicated teacher and mentor to our students.
We know that UCLA Anderson, like the business world and society as a whole, benefits from diverse ideas, viewpoints and backgrounds.
To honor Professor Shapiro’s groundbreaking work on diversity and inclusion, UCLA Anderson is establishing the Jenessa Shapiro Fellowship Fund to support Anderson students from underrepresented backgrounds, including women. For more information on how to donate to the Jenessa Shapiro Fellowship Fund click here.
- UCLA Anderson’s Velocity Women’s Leadership Summit is a day-long celebration of the power and impact of women brought together current and future leaders of all backgrounds to explore ideas for a more equitable future in business and society. Donate here to the UCLA Anderson’s Velocity Women’s Leadership Summit.