In Conversation: Authors of Roosevelt Institute's "Hidden Rules of Race" and Brookings Institution's Richard Reeves' "Dream Hoarders"

The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity is partnering with the Roosevelt Institute and the Brookings Institution’s Richard Reeves for a conference on October 26, 2017 entitled The Hidden Rules of Race and Dream Hoarders: A Conference Exploring the Historical and Contemporary Landscape of Race, Wealth, and Health Disparities in the United States. Reception and Book Reading To Follow.

The conference will feature the authors of the forthcoming Roosevelt Institute book being published by the Cambridge University Press, The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy, and Richard Reeves, author of Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust. The convening will include faculty and student panel discussions concerning racialized health and wealth disparities in a national environment where so much attention is being paid to the “white working class.” The conference will also feature a discussion between Reeves and Gillian White, senior associate editor at The Atlantic, moderated by Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America.

The conference will be held at the JB Duke Hotel (230 Science Dr., Durham, NC 27708) from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 26, 2017. A reception with light hors d'oeuvres will be held at the JB Duke Hotel from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm that evening, followed by a formal reading and signing of The Hidden Rules of Race from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Room 153. 

Please note the JB Duke Hotel’s parking area is located within the Science Drive parking garage on the lower level. There are seven dedicated accessible parking spots including van accessible. A walkway and ramp from the garage parking is located for ease of access to the main entry plaza. For assistance or more information, please call 919-660-6400. Parking is free with validation received during conferene registration. The Duke University C3: East-Science and PR1: Bassett-Research bus routes additionally make stops adjacent to the hotel.

The event is free and open to the public. Please register to attend here. A public conference program can be viewed and downloaded here.


Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
JB Duke Hotel - 230 Science Dr, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 684-4807