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Oregon consumers would not take a hit if tax measure passes

The Oregonian, Saturday, July 30, 2016
"This fall, Oregon voters will decide whether to levy a new tax (Measure 97, formerly known as Initiative Petition 28) on the revenues of large corporations to fund additional education and health spending," writes Mark Paul, postdoctoral researcher at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social... Read More »

Blacks with college experience more likely to say they faced discrimination

Pew Research Center, Wednesday, July 27, 2016
"William A. Darity Jr., a professor of public policy [and found director] of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, noted that blacks with higher levels of educational attainment are often more likely than those with less education to work in predominately white... Read More »

For affluent blacks, wealth doesn't stop racial profiling

CNN Money, Thursday, July 14, 2016
"Data has repeatedly shown that blacks are more likely than whites to be pulled over for minor traffic violations, stopped and frisked or incarcerated. According to a database that tracks police shootings by The Washington Post, blacks are 2.5 times as likely as whites to be shot and killed by... Read More »

DITE Fellow Receives International Young Researcher Award

UMass Boston News, Monday, July 11, 2016
"Assistant Professor of Economics and DITE fellow Guy Numa is one of just two researchers worldwide to receive the 2016 Young Researcher Award from the European Society for the History of Economic Thought. Five senior scholars nominated Numa for the award, which is given to academics... Read More »

A Guaranteed Federal Jobs Program Is Needed

The New York Times, Monday, July 11, 2016
"Before worrying about the next recession, the sad quality of our current recovery deserves attention," writes William "Sandy" Darity, Founding Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. "Seven years since the National Bureau of Economic Research officially declared the Great... Read More »

Federal Grant to Help UNCW, Partner Universities Build a Diverse Pool of Education Researchers

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, Tuesday, June 28, 2016
"The University of North Carolina Wilmington, North Carolina Central University and Duke University are partners in a $1.1 million federal grant to develop the Research Institute for Scholars of Equity and build a diverse field of highly qualified education researchers... Collaborating... Read More »

Does College Level the Playing Field? Racial and Ethnic Differences in Family Wealth Among College-Educated Families

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Friday, June 17, 2016
Recent research led by William R. Emmons, senior economic adviser at the St. Louis Fed's Center for Household Financial Stability, found that a college degree predicted rising levels of family wealth between 1992 and 2013 for whites and Asians, but declining levels of wealth over that same period... Read More »

Rewriting the Racial Rules: Building an Inclusive American Economy

The Roosevelt Institute, Monday, June 6, 2016
A new report from the Roosevelt Institute argues that, in order to understand racial and economic inequality among black Americans, we must acknowledge the racial rules that undergird our economy and society. Those rules—laws, policies, institutions, regulations, and normative practices—are... Read More »

Trying to Get By: [Not] Making Ends Meet in North Carolina

Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival 2016, Saturday, June 4, 2016
Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival participants view Trying to Get By: [Not] Making Ends Meet in North Carolina on June 4, 2016. The Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival was held June 3-4, 2016, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Trying... Read More »

Despite Economic Growth, Middle-Income Americans Have Less Than They Did 40 Years Ago

Truthout, Thursday, June 2, 2016
"Over the past 40 years, the US economy has boomed. But what does that mean for the "American dream"? While the top 1% has had enormous gains, average US households aren't any better off today. In fact, they're falling further behind. We crunched numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics... Read More »

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