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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Resources for Mason School of Business


This guide curates a number of resources related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, paying particular attention to those with a Business disciplinary focus. Many of these resources and tools are available to current faculty, staff, and students through the McLeod Business Library and the broader William & Mary Libraries.

Land Acknowledgment

Acknowledgement of Indigenous Peoples as the Historical Custodians of the Land at William & Mary

"William & Mary acknowledges the Indigenous peoples who are the original inhabitants of the lands our campus is on today – the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway), Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Mattaponi, Monacan, Nansemond, Nottoway, Pamunkey, Patawomeck, Upper Mattaponi, and Rappahannock tribes – and pay our respect to their tribal members past and present."

Understanding Privilege

What Is Privilege?

Privileges are unearned, unasked for, often invisible benefits and advantages not available to members of minoritized groups. Rather, these advantages are socially constructed to benefit members of dominant groups. The BuzzFeed staff members in the video above participated in an activity designed to inspire awareness about privilege as a means of working toward a more just and inclusive world.

For a consideration of the daily effects of white privilege, see Peggy McIntosh's foundational work, "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack."