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Examining Slavery’s Legacy In Politics, Economics and In Stone

Duke Today, Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Poor scholarship can reinforce false narratives about black inferiority, said Duke economist William A. “Sandy” Darity Jr. “Economists more than any other discipline have been engaged in the process of arguing that discrimination cannot be persistent – and therefore it must be going away... Read More »

BC150 Recipient of Fair Housing Advocacy Award

City of Durham Human Relations Council, Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The Human Relations Commission will soon recognize four award winners who have distinguished themselves by contributing their time and talents to honoring the spirit of servant leadership in Durham. In honor of National Fair Housing Month, the Human Relations Commission, and the Human Relations... Read More »

For Black Women, Education Is No Protection Against Infant Mortality

Bloomberg Businessweek, Monday, April 2, 2018
Education protects white women from losing their babies in infancy. The more education they have, the lower the infant mortality rate. Strangely, though, it’s the opposite for black women. The most educated face the greatest risk of having their children die at birth or in infancy. Stress from... Read More »

Cable TV Ignores Inequality; Here’s How to Get Around It

Inside Sources, Friday, March 30, 2018
Studying the distribution of wealth in the United States has been the main focus of Hamilton’s career. His seminal work is in the creation of an entire field of study on inequality — stratification economics, he calls it. Hamilton, with his frequent co-author and mentor Dr. William “Sandy” Darity,... Read More »

New Report: Why The Black-White Infant Mortality Gap Exists and How To Eradicate It

Duke Today, Wednesday, March 28, 2018
"People tend to overlook the fact that racial discrimination has played a major role in the IMR gap between white and black infants," said Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards, co-author of the report. Bentley-Edwards is assistant professor of general internal medicine and director of the Samuel DuBois Cook... Read More »

Race still trumps class for black Americans

The Guardian, Tuesday, March 27, 2018
A new found that in the US, black boys, even those raised in the highest income households in the toniest neighborhoods, earn less later in life than white boys who grow up in similar circumstances. In other words, race matters, and race may matter even more at higher income levels. Class does... Read More »

Who benefits from research on racial disparities? The other side of the coin of inequality that we need to confront.

The Hechinger Report, Tuesday, March 27, 2018
"Black people, including black academics, have long accepted research that shows racism is a causal factor in the social and economic outcomes of black people. It has been the irrationality of racism and the elitism of the academy that have precluded conservatives and liberals alike from accepting... Read More »

Jazz & Justice: Afrikan Deep Thought

WPFW - 89.3 FM, Monday, March 26, 2018
William A. (“Sandy”) Darity Jr., founding director of the Cook Center and Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University, joins Ka’Ba Akintunde, host of “Jazz & Justice: Afrikan Deep Thought,” on Pacifica’s DC-... Read More »

Racial Disparity in School Discipline

Education Matters - Public School Forum of North Carolina, Monday, March 26, 2018
Black students are being suspended at rates three to four times higher than other students in school districts across North Carolina. Why is this happening and what can be done to address it? Guests: Keith Sutton, Wake County Board of Education Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards, Samuel D. Cook... Read More »

What would it take to bridge the black-white wealth gap?

MLK50 Memphis, Monday, March 26, 2018
Economist William “Sandy” Darity Jr. is dedicated to answering one of America’s most persistent income inequality questions: Why do blacks struggle so much harder than whites to succeed in today’s society? As the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy at Duke University, Darity has... Read More »

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