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New study reveals nuanced story behind wealth disparity across racial and ethnic groups in L.A.

UCLA Newsroom, Friday, March 11, 2016
“Data that truly reflect the diverse and emerging patterns of wealth inequality across specific ethnic and racial groups has been hard to come by,” said William “Sandy” Darity, co-author and director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke. “The patterns we were able to document... Read More »

Wealth doesn't protect US blacks from greater chance of incarceration

e) Science News, Thursday, March 10, 2016
The chances of incarceration in America are always higher for blacks than for whites or Hispanics, regardless of their level of wealth, according to a new study led by Khaing Zaw of Duke University in the U.S. In addition, blacks and Hispanics who had previously served jail time were significantly... Read More »

New Report: The Color of Wealth in Los Angeles

The Cook Center, Thursday, March 10, 2016
A report released today examining wealth inequality across racial and ethnic groups in Los Angeles shows substantial disparity with Japanese, Asian Indians, Chinese and whites ranking among the top, while blacks, Mexicans, other Latinos, Koreans and Vietnamese rank far behind. "The Color of... Read More »

Trying to Get By: [Not] Making Ends Meet In Our Low-Wage Economy

The State of Things, Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The Continuing Fight For A Living Wage:  An estimated 20 percent of North Carolinian’s earn less than a living wage. Advocates refer to that term as the household income needed to cover housing, food, childcare, healthcare, transportation, taxes and other necessities. A new interactive... Read More »

500,000 Black Students Would Benefit from Sanders' College Reforms

La Nueva Televisora del Sur, Tuesday, March 8, 2016
"Two out of three white college graduates take out loans to finance their studies, according to liberal think tanks. For Black students this number stands at four out of five. Darity believes this is unfair. 'If you view education as something everybody should have, then you want to take the... Read More »

Wealth Inequalities in Greater Boston: Do Race and Ethnicity Matter?

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston , Monday, March 7, 2016
"New data collected for the Boston metropolitan statistical area (MSA) as part of the National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color (NASCC) survey provide detailed information on financial assets that allow analysis to extend beyond the traditional black-white divide. Targeting US-born blacks,... Read More »

These academics say Bernie Sanders’s college plan will be a boon for African American students. Will it?

The Washington Post, Monday, March 7, 2016
“There is a conceptual issue of what we view as the basic rights of citizenship in the United States. The Sanders position is everyone should have a right to higher education, just as everyone should have the right to decent medical care,” said Darity, director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on... Read More »

Bernie Sanders’ plan for ‘free college’ will not destroy historically black colleges

The Atlantic Journal Constitution, Friday, February 26, 2016
The histrionics of this presidential race have overshadowed issue discussions. We are trying to correct that today with a piece by three academics on Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ “free college” plan and it implications for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The... Read More »

We Absolutely Could Give Reparations To Black People. Here's How.

The Huffington Post, Monday, February 22, 2016
"William Darity, a public policy professor at Duke University who has studied reparations extensively, proposes two specific requirements for eligibility to receive a payout. First, at least 10 years before the onset of a reparations program, an individual must have self-identified on a census... Read More »

Dillard University President Emeritus Samuel DuBois Cook: AJC Sepia HBCU of the Week

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Monday, February 22, 2016
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Sepia HBCU of the Week" is an occasional series that looks at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This iteration features Dillard University President Emeritus Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook as he reflects on his time at the University.  "At... Read More »

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