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Rewriting the Racial Rules: Building an Inclusive American Economy

The Roosevelt Institute, Monday, June 6, 2016
A new report from the Roosevelt Institute argues that, in order to understand racial and economic inequality among black Americans, we must acknowledge the racial rules that undergird our economy and society. Those rules—laws, policies, institutions, regulations, and normative practices—are... Read More »

Trying to Get By: [Not] Making Ends Meet in North Carolina

Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival 2016, Saturday, June 4, 2016
Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival participants view Trying to Get By: [Not] Making Ends Meet in North Carolina on June 4, 2016. The Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival was held June 3-4, 2016, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Trying... Read More »

Despite Economic Growth, Middle-Income Americans Have Less Than They Did 40 Years Ago

Truthout, Thursday, June 2, 2016
"Over the past 40 years, the US economy has boomed. But what does that mean for the "American dream"? While the top 1% has had enormous gains, average US households aren't any better off today. In fact, they're falling further behind. We crunched numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics... Read More »

New paper: Equally inequitable? A cross-national comparative study of racial health inequalities in the United States and Canada

Social Science & Medicine, Tuesday, May 31, 2016
A new paper published in Social Science & Medicine Volume 161, July 2016, "Equally inequitable? A cross-national comparative study of racial health inequalities in the United States and Canada," by Chantel Ramraj, Faraz Vahid Shahidi, William Darity Jr., Ichiro Kawachi,... Read More »

The race mistake

The Hill, Wednesday, May 25, 2016
"Research by the New School, Duke Center for Social Equity, and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development...shows that whites are more than twice as likely to receive parental support for higher education, and six times as likely to receive parental support for purchasing a home. Our... Read More »

Looking for Ways to Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month? Bust the ‘Model Minority’ Myth and Push for Disaggregated AAPI Data

The Huffington Post, Monday, May 2, 2016
The Color of Wealth in Los Angeles, a joint publication of Duke University, The New School, UCLA and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, which was released on March 10, examines the economic disparities faced by several ethnic communities in the Southland and found that a number... Read More »

Data shows affluent black kids are more likely to be incarcerated than poor white kids

Equal Justice Initiative, Friday, April 29, 2016
A new study examining the links between race, wealth, and incarceration found that, while poor youth of all races were more likely than wealthy kids to go to prison, the likelihood of incarceration was higher for African Americans at every level of wealth compared to white youth.  Study co-... Read More »

Is This the Time for an Independent Black Political Party?

Atlanta Black Star, Sunday, April 24, 2016
As noted by William A. Darity Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, an independent Black political party was Malcolm X’s objective at the end of his life. “I think this is the kind of work that we should have been engaged in a... Read More »

What are the factors behind the wealth gap in the U.S.

KAYA FM - Gauteng, South Africa, Friday, April 22, 2016
What are the factors behind the wealth gap in the United States? John Perlman speaks to Darrick Hamilton, senior research associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University and co-principal investigator of the National Asset Scorecard in Communities of Color... Read More »

Latinas Think Big forum tackles wealth gap

Bay State Banner, Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Ana Patricia Muñoz, assistant vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and co-author of the 2016 report, “The Color of Wealth in Boston,” discussed some sobering findings and implications of her research at the Latinas Think Big summit April 12, 2016, at the Harvard Kennedy... Read More »

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