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New Report: Why The Black-White Infant Mortality Gap Exists and How To Eradicate It

Duke Today, Wednesday, March 28, 2018
"People tend to overlook the fact that racial discrimination has played a major role in the IMR gap between white and black infants," said Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards, co-author of the report. Bentley-Edwards is assistant professor of general internal medicine and director of the Samuel DuBois Cook... Read More »

Race still trumps class for black Americans

The Guardian, Tuesday, March 27, 2018
A new found that in the US, black boys, even those raised in the highest income households in the toniest neighborhoods, earn less later in life than white boys who grow up in similar circumstances. In other words, race matters, and race may matter even more at higher income levels. Class does... Read More »

Who benefits from research on racial disparities? The other side of the coin of inequality that we need to confront.

The Hechinger Report, Tuesday, March 27, 2018
"Black people, including black academics, have long accepted research that shows racism is a causal factor in the social and economic outcomes of black people. It has been the irrationality of racism and the elitism of the academy that have precluded conservatives and liberals alike from accepting... Read More »

Racial Disparity in School Discipline

Education Matters - Public School Forum of North Carolina, Monday, March 26, 2018
Black students are being suspended at rates three to four times higher than other students in school districts across North Carolina. Why is this happening and what can be done to address it? Guests: Keith Sutton, Wake County Board of Education Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards, Samuel D. Cook... Read More »

What would it take to bridge the black-white wealth gap?

MLK50 Memphis, Monday, March 26, 2018
Economist William “Sandy” Darity Jr. is dedicated to answering one of America’s most persistent income inequality questions: Why do blacks struggle so much harder than whites to succeed in today’s society? As the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy at Duke University, Darity has... Read More »

Jazz & Justice: Afrikan Deep Thought

WPFW - 89.3 FM, Monday, March 26, 2018
William A. (“Sandy”) Darity Jr., founding director of the Cook Center and Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University, joins Ka’Ba Akintunde, host of “Jazz & Justice: Afrikan Deep Thought,” on Pacifica’s DC-... Read More »

Bladen County educators attend gifted education symposium

Bladen Journal, Thursday, March 22, 2018
Some Bladen County educators are learning more about serving special populations. Clarkton School of Discovery’s Nancy Clark, Janet Huggins and Brenda Storms recently attended the 2018 North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented Institute in Winston-Salem. Titled “Pulling Together:... Read More »

LIVE Town Hall Event: Inequality in America

U.S. Capitol, Monday, March 19, 2018
On Monday, March 19th at 7:00 pm ET, Associate Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University Darrick Hamilton joins U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, and filmmaker Michael Moore to discuss racial economic... Read More »

New Research Report: "Fighting at Birth: Eradicating the Black-White Infant Mortality Gap"

Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Insight Center for Community Economic Development , Thursday, March 15, 2018
Fighting at Birth: Eradicating the Black-White Infant Mortality Gap provides a foundation for identifying and understanding root causes of the racial infant mortality gap. The infant mortality rate is a key national indicator of population health. Despite technological advances in medicine and... Read More »

An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century with William Darity Jr.

, Monday, March 12, 2018
William Darity Jr. joins us to discuss An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century, a piece he co-authored for The American Prospect with Darrick Hamilton and Mark Paul. FDR’s proposed “second bill of rights” that would have enshrined economic rights into the constitution. Employment... Read More »

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