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Special Publications: The Color of Wealth in Los Angeles

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Thursday, March 17, 2016
The rapid growth of asset poverty in the United States is a troublesome sign that millions of families nationwide lack the resources necessary to secure a more stable financial future. These include the resources that would provide a financial reserve in periods of uncertainty (e.g, job loss,... Read More »

Bernie Gets Environmental Racism

U.S. News & World Report, Thursday, March 17, 2016
"Sanders understands that safe air, water and built environments are human rights, not privileges for those who can afford them. He knows that the root of environmental injustice is institutional racism and that solving the problem requires a redistribution of power. Critically, Sanders is not... Read More »

Campaign Challenge: Fix the African American Student Loan Crisis

The American Prospect, Tuesday, March 15, 2016
"This year’s presidential race has spotlighted an often-overlooked aspect of the student loan crisis: the disproportionate college debt burden shouldered by African American students. The average $71,086 price tag for higher education at a four-year public institution is already well beyond the... Read More »

Evening News Coverage: The Color of Wealth in Los Angeles

LA 18 Evening News, Friday, March 11, 2016

New study reveals nuanced story behind wealth disparity across racial and ethnic groups in L.A.

UCLA Newsroom, Friday, March 11, 2016
“Data that truly reflect the diverse and emerging patterns of wealth inequality across specific ethnic and racial groups has been hard to come by,” said William “Sandy” Darity, co-author and director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke. “The patterns we were able to document... Read More »

Wealth Doesn't Protect U.S. Blacks From Greater Chance of Incarceration

Sanford School of Public Policy, Friday, March 11, 2016
The chances of incarceration in America are always higher for blacks than for whites or Hispanics, regardless of their level of wealth, according to a new study led by Khaing Zaw, a statistical research associate at Duke University's Samuel DuBois Cook Center for Social Equity. In addition, blacks... Read More »

Wealth doesn't protect US blacks from greater chance of incarceration

e) Science News, Thursday, March 10, 2016
The chances of incarceration in America are always higher for blacks than for whites or Hispanics, regardless of their level of wealth, according to a new study led by Khaing Zaw of Duke University in the U.S. In addition, blacks and Hispanics who had previously served jail time were significantly... Read More »

New Report: The Color of Wealth in Los Angeles

The Cook Center, Thursday, March 10, 2016
A report released today examining wealth inequality across racial and ethnic groups in Los Angeles shows substantial disparity with Japanese, Asian Indians, Chinese and whites ranking among the top, while blacks, Mexicans, other Latinos, Koreans and Vietnamese rank far behind. "The Color of... Read More »

Trying to Get By: [Not] Making Ends Meet In Our Low-Wage Economy

The State of Things, Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The Continuing Fight For A Living Wage:  An estimated 20 percent of North Carolinian’s earn less than a living wage. Advocates refer to that term as the household income needed to cover housing, food, childcare, healthcare, transportation, taxes and other necessities. A new interactive... Read More »

500,000 Black Students Would Benefit from Sanders' College Reforms

La Nueva Televisora del Sur, Tuesday, March 8, 2016
"Two out of three white college graduates take out loans to finance their studies, according to liberal think tanks. For Black students this number stands at four out of five. Darity believes this is unfair. 'If you view education as something everybody should have, then you want to take the... Read More »

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