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Stop abandoning NC public schools

Duke Campaign Stop 2016, Friday, February 5, 2016
"North Carolina is one of only 14 states and the District of Columbia with a school voucher law that allows qualifying students to receive an Opportunity Scholarship of up to $4,200 to attend a private school — including non-secular schools," writes Kristen Stephens, Co-Director of... Read More »

What would reparations actually look like?

Fusion, Friday, February 5, 2016
[W]hat would reparations actually look like? There are a few scholars who have been studying this for a long time. One of them is Dr. William Darity from Duke University. The first step, he says, is to establish a set of criteria for eligibility. Read more: http://fusion.net/story/... Read More »

The case for 'race-conscious' policies

The Brookings Institution, Thursday, February 4, 2016
Professors William Darity at Duke and Darrick Hamilton of The New School propose to tackle race gaps in wealth by providing “baby bonds” to children born to families with limited wealth. In 2013, median net worth was $11,000 for black households compared to $141,900 for whites.  Read more:... Read More »

The Case for Considering Reparations

The Atlantic, Wednesday, January 27, 2016
"I have, with some regularity, pointed them to this excellent paper from the Duke economist, and tireless reparations proponent, Sandy Darity, which discusses 'the size of a reparations payment and how the way which it is financed and distributed effects the income of blacks and... Read More »

Sanders and Clinton support reparations, but not for slavery

Fusion , Saturday, January 23, 2016
"Nevertheless, legal and economic scholars have published a large body of work on how reparations for African-Americans might be achieved. Experts like Duke University’s William Darity and the late Boris Bittker of Yale University have studied the question for decades..." Read more: ... Read More »

Bernie’s Greatest Weakness

The Nation, Friday, January 22, 2016
"Sociologist Sandy Darity and economist Darrick Hamilton are proponents of race-neutral “baby bonds” as a tool to narrow the racial wealth gap. It’s depressing that Sanders has given reparations so little serious consideration; does he even have close African-American... Read More »

Study: D.C. Among States With the Least Racial Progress

CBS News, Tuesday, January 19, 2016
William A. Darity, Jr., Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University and contributor to the study, says the major causes of the wealth gap between black and white households in any state “are past patterns of wealth deprivation by race that has meant that black... Read More »

2016’s States That Have Achieved the Most Racial Progress

WalletHub, Tuesday, January 12, 2016
William A. Darity was interviewed on the wealth gap by Richie Bernardo for WalletHub: What are the major causes of the racial wealth gap between black and white households? The primary causes are past patterns of wealth deprivation by race that has meant that black parents have had far less to... Read More »

‘White privilege’ just made an appearance in the presidential race. It’s about time.

The Washington Post, Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Look over the data on housing, health care, school quality, college completion, wages, discriminatory lending. We really could go on and on. Then think with some care about what your own group's standing in that data has made harder or easier in your life, what it has made possible, what it allowed... Read More »

#TamirRice, #BrokenJustice; Economics; Missing Black Millenial; Voting process

WEAA’s EllisonReport, Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at The New School, discusses the top economic issues heading into 2016 and two solutions on creating true economic equity (Listen at 17:42) Listen: http://weaa.org/post/ellisonreport-1229-tamirrice-... Read More »

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