Examining Catalonia's Push For Independence from Spain

Duke Today, Thursday, October 12, 2017
Catalan separatists push for independence from Spain’s central government has been brewing for years and likely won’t be resolved any time soon, says a Duke professor. “What we see here is a saturation effect,” said Pablo Beramendi, associate professor of political science, during a discussion... Read More »

Bipartisan Support for U.S. Senate Resolution Honoring Samuel DuBois Cook

Duke Today, Thursday, October 12, 2017
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced a resolution honoring Samuel DuBois Cook for his distinguished six-decade career in higher education. Cook, who taught at Duke from 1966 to 1974, was Duke’s first African-American faculty member and the first African American to hold a regular... Read More »

Post-racial rhetoric, racial health disparities, and health disparity consequences of stigma, stress, and racism

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth , Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Persistent disparate health outcomes between black and white Americans are a major contributor to the United States’ poor performance on international measures of health. These disparities cannot be explained by socioeconomic status alone. While health outcomes generally improve with socioeconomic... Read More »

Senators Warren, Burr, Tillis, Cassidy, Kennedy Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Life of Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook

Cook Center, Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.),  Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and John Kennedy (R-La.) introduced a resolution honoring the life and achievements of Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook (1928 - 2017), who was the first African... Read More »

How Cities Can Do Better Than the Fight for $15

YES! Magazine, Friday, October 6, 2017
As we head into election season for municipal offices, candidates running for local city councils and mayor’s offices need a bold offensive strategy in order to reverse a shrinking workforce, growing pools of contingent workers who are vulnerable to volatile and low wages and reduced work hours,... Read More »

'No solution in sight': Spain braces for Catalonia declaration of independence

CBC/Radio-Canada, Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The Catalonia vote for secession from Spain may have boxed the regional government into a corner, leaving it no choice but to declare unilateral independence — a move that could trigger a constitutional crisis and spark more violent clashes. "It basically opens a valley of tears and a process... Read More »

Cook Center Grant to Support Study of Race, Religion, Health

Duke Today, Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University has received a $2.7 million grant to study the relationship between religion, spirituality and cardiovascular disease risks in African Americans. The five-year project is supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and... Read More »

Donald Trump is a textbook racist

LA Times, Wednesday, October 4, 2017
"Civil rights advocates, social scientists and regular citizens have all called out President Trump as a racist in recent weeks. The president’s supporters have countered with stories about the blacks and Latinos he has hired or befriended, and with personal testimonies: “I’ve known Donald Trump... Read More »

What happened with Catalonia’s vote for independence — and what’s next

PBS News Hour, Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Catalonia has long sought independence, but the most recent push began in 2010, when a constitutional court overturned an agreement giving it more autonomy, part of an effort by the central government to tighten its fiscal belt during the global economic downturn, Associate Professor of... Read More »

1 in 7 white families are now millionaires. For black families, it’s 1 in 50.

The Washington Post, Tuesday, October 3, 2017
“We have growing wealth disparities among whites as well, but the white group is so much further ahead that the class of elite blacks is nowhere near the class of elite whites,” said Darrick Hamilton, an economist at the New School in New York and associate director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center... Read More »