The death of George Floyd and the protests occurring nationally and internationally have renewed conversations about race in the United States. While many people and workplaces have been having these conversations and working to change policy for decades, many others are having these conversations for the first time.

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is committed to supporting equality in the workforce and real change. While CAR’s business research explores the intersection of the automotive industry, economy, society, and public policy, our business research focuses on helping you better understand the ever-changing landscape of the automotive industry. We have assembled a list of resources that you can use to learn how to support your black colleagues and how to improve race issues in the workplace. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides a comprehensive list of best practices for employers. Below you will find additional resources.


ABC News: Here are 8 books on race and privilege to learn how to be a white ally

Business Insider: How to support your black coworkers without adding more stress during this incredibly difficult time

CNBC: 5 ways to start being a better ally for your black coworkers

CNBC: What managers should—and shouldn’t—do to address this moment of racial reckoning

Entrepreneur: How Should You Be Talking With Employees About Racism?

Forbes: Dear Companies: Your BLM Posts Are Cute But We Want To See Policy Change

Fortune: The anti-racist resources Fortune staffers are reading and sharing

Harvard Business Review: How U.S. Companies Can Support Employees of Color Through the Pandemic

Just Capital: What Companies Can Do to Combat Systemic Racism Against Black Colleagues in the Workplace

Lattice: How HR Can Support Black Employees Right Now

Pepperdine University: Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others

Portland Business Journal: 3 ways leaders can lead office conversations on racism, justice

SHRM: Protests, Pandemic Create Workplace Stress

Sunshine Behavioral Health: Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community

TIME: 12 Movies to Watch to Educate Yourself About Racism and Protest History, Recommended by Experts

Vault: How to Talk About George Floyd and Racism with Your Team


act.TV: Systemic Racism Explained

Automotive News: D3 execs unite to fight racism

PBS: 5 ways to approach racial equity at work

TedTalks: Talks to help you understand racism in America

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