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How Barack Obama Failed Black Americans

The Atlantic, Thursday, December 22, 2016
"Born in 1953, I am a child of the waning years of legal segregation in the United States. My parents, on the other hand, spent about 40 years of their lives under Jim Crow, and all of my grandparents lived most of their lives under official American apartheid. At the time of Barack Obama’s... Read More »

President-Elect Donald Trump Met With Ray Lewis, He Met With Kanye West, And Now He Should Meet Me

EUR/Electronic Urban Report, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
"For decades we have used the narrative of effort and ability to explain how wealth is distributed in America. In my recent discussion with Duke University Professor, and one of the foremost structural economist in the nation William A. Darity , he made it clear to me lineage is the key to wealth... Read More »

For African Americans hard work and college don’t close wealth gap

Atlanta Daily World, Monday, December 12, 2016
Attorney Antonio Moore interviews one of the leading structural economists in the nation, Prof. William A. Darity of Duke University discussing Darity’s recent studies on the racial wealth gap. In the discussion Darity makes clear that Blacks cannot close the racial wealth gap without intense... Read More »

In the Spotlight: William “Sandy” Darity

The Minskys: Destabilizing Stable Economics, Sunday, December 11, 2016
William “Sandy” Darity’s work is the proof you need that the American dream is just that, a dream. The promise that anyone who takes initiative and works hard has an equal chance at success is not true. A close look at data on income and wealth reveals an inherently unequal society. Our recent post... Read More »

For African Americans Hard Work and College Don’t Close the Racial Wealth Gap

The Huffington Post, Friday, December 9, 2016
Attorney Antonio Moore interviews one of the leading structural economists in the nation, Prof. William A. Darity of Duke University discussing Darity’s recent studies on the racial wealth gap. In the discussion Darity makes clear that Blacks cannot close the racial wealth gap without... Read More »

For African Americans Hard Work & College Don’t Close The Racial Wealth Gap (Video)

EUR/Electronic Urban Report, Thursday, December 8, 2016
Antonio Moore interviews one of the leading structural economists in the nation, Prof. William A. Darity of Duke University discussing Darity’s recent studies on the racial wealth gap. In the discussion Darity makes clear that Blacks cannot close the racial wealth gap without intense... Read More »

Race and Economics: Exploring Headwinds and Resilience

Institute for New Economic Thinking, Thursday, December 8, 2016
The Institute for New Economic Thinking’s recent conference on the economics of race, entitled Tomorrow’s Detroits and Detroit’s Tomorrows, explored how the discipline has fallen short in acknowledging and explaining the toxic impact of systemic racism on the plight and prospects of the black... Read More »

Baby Bonds: An Investment In Our Future

Medium, Tuesday, December 6, 2016
"Now, let’s consider the wealth gap. The wealthiest 20% of American households hold just under 90% of all wealth in the nation, while the bottom 40% of households actually have negative wealth, that is, they actually owe more than the total value of their assets, i.e., such households are in debt.... Read More »

Making Them Pay: Carbon pricing is a win for everybody — except for those who profit off environmental destruction

Jacobin, Monday, December 5, 2016
"Climate change is the biggest challenge facing humanity today. We need to think deeply about the consequences — environmental, distributional, and political — of the strategies being proposed for a clean energy transition. A recent Jacobin article discussed a range of strategies and concluded that... Read More »

Shanya Hayes | In Her Own Voice

Insight Center for Community Economic Development, Monday, November 28, 2016
Shanya Hayes is going places. While many students her age spend their summer vacations doing anything but school work, this bright young scholar has been staking out her future. And as her ambition leads her toward new understandings, she’s learning more about what her journey might entail as a... Read More »

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