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Duke Flags Lowered: Samuel Dubois Cook, Duke's First African-American Faculty Member, Dies

Duke Today, Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Samuel Dubois Cook, the first African-American faculty member at Duke University whose career of scholarship and activism inspired numerous scholars and students of all backgrounds, died Tuesday. He was 88. Through more than 60 years in higher education, Cook had a distinguished record as a... Read More »

Samuel DuBois Cook, first black professor at Duke, dies at 88

Durham Herald Sun, Wednesday, May 31, 2017
DURHAM  The first African-American to hold a regular-rank, tenured post on Duke University’s faculty, Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook, died Tuesday at age 88, campus officials said. He was the first black tenured professor at a predominantly white college or university in the formerly segregated... Read More »

Samuel D. Cook, 88: Revered educator, activist ‘was walking integrity’

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Tuesday, May 30, 2017
To understand how large Samuel DuBois Cook loomed in higher education, you have to start from the beginning. Born in nearby Griffin, Cook arrived in Atlanta in 1944. Only 15, he was too young to go to war, but a perfect candidate for Benjamin Elijah Mays’ early admissions... Read More »

Dr. Yasmiyn Irizarry awarded a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Ford Foundation, Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Dr. Yasmiyn Irizarry, Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, is a quantitative sociologist by training with research interests in the sociology of education, race and ethnicity, sexuality and queer studies, social inequality, and... Read More »

Traditional capitalism needs "extra" people, but managerial capitalism has no use for them

Boing Boing, Monday, May 29, 2017
The Nation's outstanding roundtable What Will Kill Neoliberalism? has many admirable interventions (including a notable one from Paul "Postcapitalism" Mason), but the one that got me right between the eyes was William Darity, Jr's " A Revolution of Managers." Darity points out that historic... Read More »

Cook Center Director William “Sandy” Darity Jr. Honored With Prestigious Award At 2017 Future Of Wealth Summit

Duke Today, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
William “Sandy” Darity Jr., founding director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics, was honored for his research related to racial inequality and the racial wealth gap in the United... Read More »

Broken Dreams And Financial Illusions: The Secret Depression Of Black Men

Huffington Post, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The data suggest that the majority of African Americans are not in a great place financially. A prime example of this is a finding from the “The Color of Wealth in Boston” report that found that the median net worth of White households in Boston is $247,500 while the median net worth of Black... Read More »

It’s Time for the Government to Give Everyone a Job

The Nation, Friday, May 19, 2017
“Their discussion was heavily focused on the provision of employment for those with a high-school diploma or less,” said Sandy Darity of Duke University, one of the job guarantee’s greatest champions. To him, this leaves behind large segments of the population who might need jobs. For... Read More »

Should the Government Guarantee Everyone a Job?

The Atlantic, Thursday, May 18, 2017
As such, even before the CAP proposal had come out, the idea of a jobs guarantee had been gaining traction on the left. The economists and public intellectuals William Darity of Duke University and Darrick Hamilton of the New School have been pushing for a federal jobs guarantee, for instance, in... Read More »

Santander Bank's new program focuses on entrepreneurs in low-wealth communities in Boston

The Bay State Banner, Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Part of the inspiration for the small business program, Robinson said, was a 2015 report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston that illuminated the widening local wealth gap between nonwhites and whites. “The Color of Wealth in Boston” revealed vast racial and ethnic disparities in income, wealth... Read More »

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