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Emory University's Goizueta Business School Launches  John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition

Racial injustice in the corporate world became a huge hot button topic last year following the social unrest that brewed over the summer. To help solve America’s problem, Emory University launched a special competition initiative. According to a press release, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School launched the John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition to examine how corporate companies can properly address the issues of racial inequality within their organizations. The idea to create a business case competition — led by MBA student Willie Sullivan — stemmed from the police violence that led to the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery last year. After seeing the many corporate statements on racial injustice being released, Sullivan wondered what the aftermath looked like and how companies planned on addressing these issues directly. Sullivan then spoke to several fellow Goizueta MBA students, and found that many of them wished to get involved in the...

Jan 18, 2021