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Commentary: #ThisIsNotNormal, it really isn’t and must be reversed

East Bay Times, Wednesday, January 25, 2017
"Pre-election America was no picnic for women, particularly women of color. In my work with the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, we recently released a report on women, race and wealth that looks at the stark differences in wealth accumulation between white and black women across... Read More »

New Study Reveals Black Women Face Biggest Struggle in Building Wealth

UrbanMecca, Tuesday, January 24, 2017
A new study has revealed that when it comes to establishing wealth, black women aren’t presented with the same possibilities as their white counterparts. The study was conducted by the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Insight Center for Community Economic Development and examined... Read More »

New Report Says Typical Single Black Woman With College Degree Is $11,000 In Debt!

EUR/Electronic Urban Report, Monday, January 23, 2017
*Duke University’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, released a new report titled “Women, Race, and Wealth.” Data looking at the wealth gap between women of different races was exposed within the the findings. Coming on... Read More »

What Trump’s whiter, less academic Cabinet says about race and class in America

The Washington Post, Sunday, January 22, 2017
“Rarely will we find an example of an uncredentialed black person in an elite position,” said Darrick Hamilton, an economist at The New School in New York and associate director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. “That black person is usually certainly qualified, if not... Read More »

What Trump’s whiter, less academic Cabinet says about race and class in America

Toronto Star, Friday, January 20, 2017
“Rarely will we find an example of an uncredentialed black person in an elite position,” said Darrick Hamilton, an economist at The New School in New York and associate director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. “That black person is usually certainly qualified, if not... Read More »

New Research Brief: Women, Race and Wealth

The Cook Center and Insight Center for Community Economic Development, Thursday, January 19, 2017
As women across the nation prepare to march for equality, a research brief released today examining wealth inequality across race and gender highlights the substantial economic disparity women of color face in the U.S. Women, Race and Wealth is the first in a series of briefs that summarize... Read More »

Is Obama’s economic legacy one of missed opportunity or success?

PBS NewsHour, Thursday, January 12, 2017
"What is President Obama’s economic legacy? Did his efforts to turn the country around after the 2008 financial crisis constitute a robust recovery, or too little, too late? Economics correspondent Paul Solman assembled a panel of economic experts to discuss employment across racial groups... Read More »

Obama’s speech is out of touch with reality

The Boston Globe, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
"There were at least two troublesome pieces of Obama’s discussion of race, however. First, he continued to call for empathy and plead with us to see similarities between white resentment and black suffering that simply do not exist. And second, all too often, Obama uses terms like 'race' and '... Read More »

Can the Flaws in Credit Scoring Be Fixed?

The Atlantic, Tuesday, January 10, 2017
"Consumer advocates say this system is inherently unfair: excluding and punishing the millions of Americans who pay everyday bills such as rent, phone lines, and utilities responsibly and rewarding those who show similar levels of responsibility but are wealthy enough to have mortgages or plentiful... Read More »

Fathering within and beyond the Failures of the State with Imagination, Work and Love - The Case of the Mexican Father

Sense Publishers , Thursday, January 5, 2017
Marta Sánchez, faculty affiliate with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and professor of social foundations at the Donald R. Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, has recently published a book entitled Fathering within and beyond the Failures of... Read More »

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