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How Much Money Would Bernie Sanders’ Tax Proposals Save or Cost You? This Calculator Will Tell You

Truthdig, Saturday, April 9, 2016
Scared that Sanders would raise your taxes? Many people are, especially after reading what The Nation describes as Vox’s “wildly misleading” calculator of income taxes under the policies of various presidential candidates. Mark Paul, a research affiliate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center... Read More »

A Lawsuit, Unmet Demands, and Coloring Books: Inside Duke’s Sit-In

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Friday, April 8, 2016
On Wednesday, April 6, Robert Korstad, professor of public policy and history and associate director of the Cook Center, visited the students’ compound outside Allen. He was impressed by their strength in numbers. He commended the students for tackling the larger issue of the needs... Read More »

New Narratives, Bold Ideas: A Conversation on Race and Inequality with Economist Darrick Hamilton

PolicyLink, Thursday, April 7, 2016
"The narrative [of rugged individualism], which has found new life in recent election debates, is deeply problematic because it fundamentally ignores the ways in which powerful government systems have embedded opportunity into certain communities, and systematically denied it to others.... Read More »

Racism and the Recession: New School Professor Addresses Racial Inequality

The New Paltz Oracle, Thursday, April 7, 2016
On Thursday, March 31, Darrick Hamilton, Ph.D., an associate professor of economics and urban policy at the New School and faculty affiliate of the Cook Center, held a lecture entitled, “Rhetoric vs. Reality: Neoliberal Thought and the Racial Wealth Gap.” Speaking before a crowded Lecture Center,... Read More »

Duke responds to some of protesters’ demands, but they refuse to leave the administration building

The Washington Post, Thursday, April 7, 2016
“The administration’s response was simply re-branded non-negotiation,” said Adrienne Harreveld, a 2014 graduate who works at the Duke Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, in the statement from protesters. “Creating these committees means the university can’t be held publicly accountable to... Read More »

Vox’s Tax Calculator Is Wildly Misleading—So We Made a Better One

The Nation, Wednesday, April 6, 2016
"Last week, Vox published an article titled “This simple calculator tells you how each presidential candidate’s tax plan affects you.” It couldn’t be more manipulative. Vox’s calculator, despite its catchy headline, does not show how your overall economic situation might change under each... Read More »

Race, Wealth and Me

The Huffington Post, Wednesday, March 30, 2016
"In a recent report released by Melany De La Cruz-Viesca and her colleagues, [including William "Sandy" Darity and Darrick Hamilton of the Cook Center,} they examine wealth inequality across racial and ethnic groups in Los Angeles. Their findings highlight that although much of the... Read More »

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap in the U.S.

Russell Sage Foundation, Friday, March 25, 2016
“No presidential candidate is proposing the bold legislation necessary to close the racial wealth gap,” said William "Sandy" Darity, founding director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. During his time in residence at the [Russell Sage] Foundation, Darity is... Read More »

Sanders Is Fighting to Raise the Wages for Most Black and Latino Workers

The Huffington Post, Thursday, March 24, 2016
"Corporate profits are booming, and U.S. workers remain some of the most productive in the world. Yet tens of millions of workers still earn hourly wages that fall below the federal poverty line. These unjust wages are particularly hitting workers of color. But a simple policy change can fix this... Read More »

Race Trumps Wealth: Affluent Black Kids Have Better Odds of Being Incarcerated Than the Poorest Whites, Study Says

Atlanta Black Star, Thursday, March 24, 2016
"[A] new study finds that Blacks are more likely than whites to go to prison at all socioeconomic levels, and poor white kids have a smaller chance of being incarcerated than more affluent Blacks, indicating that race is a factor in who ends up behind bars. The study — authored by Khaing Zaw and... Read More »

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