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Keep Hope Alive: Demoralized Democrats have a road map for success in Trump’s America. It was written by Jesse Jackson.

Slate, Sunday, November 27, 2016
For economists William Darity and Darrick Hamilton, fixing the particular problems of young black workers is a way of ameliorating similar problems for the whole. And to that end, they have proposed a federal guarantee for jobs. “Each job offered under a federal employment assurance would be at a... Read More »

In D.C., White Families Are on Average 81 Times Richer Than Black Ones

The Atlantic, Saturday, November 26, 2016
The wealth discrepancy between blacks and whites is one of the most stark examples of inequality in America. White American families have, on average, around $142,000 in savings and assets, minus debt. Black families’, meanwhile, amounted to only $11,000, according to a 2014 Pew Research study. The... Read More »

Black Wealth in the Age of Trump

The Atlantic, Monday, November 21, 2016
"White Americans have about 13 times the wealth of black Americans, a Pew Research report found in 2014, the widest the gap has been since the 1980s. The wealth discrepancy between black and white Americans is the consequence of decades of housing, land, and education discrimination. Bringing black... Read More »

Racial Wealth Disparities

WNCU 90.7 FM, Tuesday, November 15, 2016
"How can we understand racial disparities in income? The Measure of Everyday Life, a program with WNCU 90.7 FM radio, spoke with William A. (“Sandy”) Darity, Jr., director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African... Read More »

Farmer Perspectives on Livelihoods Within Community Supported Agriculture

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Department of Economics, Monday, November 14, 2016
"In the United States there is a tremendous amount of interest in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) among farmers, consumers, activists, and policymakers. Despite the attention garnered by CSA farms and the resurgence of local agriculture, relatively few studies have examined the livelihood... Read More »

Diversity in the Economics Profession: A New Attack on an Old Problem

Journal of Economic Perspective, Tuesday, November 8, 2016
"Another mentoring program currently housed at Duke University is the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE), which aims to help untenured professors and economists outside of the academy to strengthen their research in order to attain tenure. Other recent efforts for early-... Read More »

Faculty describe Terry Sanford’s legacy in light of governor’s race

The Chronicle, Friday, November 4, 2016
"As the North Carolina gubernatorial race nears its end, faculty reflected on former governor Terry Sanford's ongoing legacy in both the state and at Duke. Sanford was president of the University for 16 years—one the longest tenures any Duke president has had—after he served as governor and... Read More »

Report finds extreme wealth inequality in area

The Washington Post, Thursday, November 3, 2016
"The wealth differential is staggering," said William Darity Jr., a professor at Duke University and director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, which collaborated on the study with the Urban Institute and New York's New School. "The findings we have show that education does not... Read More »

Report: 'White households in DC have a net worth 81 times greater than Black households'

ABC 7 News, Thursday, November 3, 2016
"WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Beginning with this sentence -- "White households in DC have a net worth 81 times greater than Black households" -- a new report from the Urban Institute examines what they say is a long history of systemic racism and discrimination in Washington to explain the wealth gap... Read More »

‘Stratification’ Theory Tackles the Racial Blindspots of Orthodox Economics

Institute for New Economic Thinking, Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Darrick Hamilton, Associate Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, Co-Investigator of the National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color (NASCC) Project, and Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and... Read More »

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