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Study Finds Education Does Not Close Racial Wealth Gap

NPR, Monday, August 17, 2015
It's no secret that the great recession took its toll on the wealth of millions of Americans. Conventional wisdom held that people with college degrees did not feel the pinch nearly so much as those with less formal education. A new study out today from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis... Read More »

Racial Wealth Gap Persists Despite Degree, Study Says

New York Times, Sunday, August 16, 2015
William A. Darity Jr., a professor of public policy at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, points out that a family headed by a black college graduate has less wealth on average than a family headed by a white high school dropout. Read more: http://www.nytimes... Read More »

William Darity on Discrimination, a Job Guarantee, and Baby Bonds (AUDIO)

LBO News From Doug Henwood, Thursday, August 13, 2015
Darity discusses both the federal job guarantee program and baby bonds in depth with journalist Doug Henwood.   Listen to the audio interview 

Russell Sage Foundation: Darity a Visiting Scholar for 2015-16 Academic Year

Russell Sage Foundation, Monday, August 10, 2015
Last month the Russell Sage Foundation announced the appointment of sixteen leading social scientists, including William A. Darity of Duke University, as visiting scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year. During their time in residence, the scholars will pursue research and writing projects that... Read More »

Young Scholars Summer Research Institute Helps Durham Youth Develop Writing, Research Skills

Duke Today , Saturday, August 1, 2015
Interested in developing your research, writing, and presentation skills around issues of social justice and equity? Apply to the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity's Young Scholars Summer Research Institute. Overview:  The Young Scholars Summer Research... Read More »

Student Debt Undermining Advantages for College Minorities

Washington Examiner, Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The average black household headed by a college graduate has a median wealth of $23,000, about $160,000 less than those of their college-educated white peers, according to a study by New York's New School found. Read more: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/student-debt-undermining-... Read More »

Black Wealth Matters

The Memphis Flyer, Thursday, July 23, 2015
African Americans make up 63 percent of Memphis' population. The Memphis metro area is the poorest large metro area in the nation. You don't get rich working for someone else, or so the saying goes. Connect those three points and you have a straight line between the success of local African-... Read More »

Dissecting Inequality: Difference and Disparity in the 21st Century - March 2015

, Friday, July 17, 2015
    The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity hosted a three-day conference last March, featuring author Barbara Ehrenreich as a keynote speaker, to discuss the scientific nature of inequality and develop a new research agenda. Ehrenreich, best known... Read More »

Racial Wealth Inequality at the Metropolitan Area and National Levels (AUDIO)

Connecting Communities-Federal Reserve System, Thursday, July 16, 2015
As the wide racial wealth gap continues to increase over time, millions of families nationwide lack enough assets to offer better opportunities for future generations.   What is the extent and what are the implications of racial wealth inequality? This webinar highlights findings from... Read More »

Indian Girls' School Empowers Society's Weakest Members

USA Today, Sunday, July 12, 2015
From her first breath, a girl in rural India is set up for a lifetime of disappointment. First, her parents resent her for not being a boy. Provided that they don't abort her, she will join a family that will give her less of everything – breast milk, food, vaccinations and education.... Read More »

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