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Racism: The Evergreen Toxin Killing Black Mothers and Infants

Center for American Progress, Thursday, April 19, 2018
"America was founded on idealistic and visionary principals that have sadly yet to be fully realized because of deep-rooted and persistent racism. Today, the United States is the richest nation in the world, yet black women and their infants are dying at higher rates than women in other developed... Read More »

UMD hosts symposium on closing racial wealth gap

The Diamondback - University of Maryland, Wednesday, April 18, 2018
"To close the [racial wealth] gap, it has to be through the use of national policies that directly attack the differential, rather than saying black folks have to change their habits," said panelist William Darity, a public policy and African and African-American studies professor at Duke... Read More »

Book Launch - Roses for the Soul: Celebrating the Life and Achievements or Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook

The Cook Center, Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Samuel DuBois Cook was a brilliant scholar. The most decent of men. A humanist. A bridge builder. A truth teller. A trailblazer in white dominated higher education. Martin Luther King's soulmate. A fellow son of God. This volume celebrates all of these in the teacher and the mentor that was Dr.... Read More »

Commentary: What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

Fortune Magazine, Monday, April 16, 2018
For decades we have been told that hard work and greater effort on the part of black Americans, not systemic reform, is the key to closing the racial wealth gap. Earlier this month a poll from The Economist/YouGov found that 40% of whites think that blacks could be just as well off as whites if... Read More »

Hank Aaron, still hammering for social justice, makes a visit to Durham

The News and Observer, Saturday, April 14, 2018
There is a story from his childhood that sticks with Hank Aaron. In Durham on Thursday, the Hall-of-Fame baseball player didn’t even tell the story. His good friend Andrew Young told it as if he’d heard it 100 one hundred times. As Aaron bashfully listened, Young, a civil rights leader who... Read More »

Baseball legend Hank Aaron visits Duke for naming of summer research program

The Chronicle, Friday, April 13, 2018
There is no shortage of big names who have left a mark on Duke, and Thursday night, one of baseball's all-time greats added himself to the list. Hank Aaron and his wife Billye visited the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke for the official naming of the Hank and Billye Suber Aaron Young Scholars... Read More »

The Financial Challenges Facing Older Women

Forbes, Friday, April 13, 2018
A 2017 paper she wrote with her group’s president Anne Price (also a panelist) and researchers from the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity — Women, Wealth and Race — noted how older black and white women are often in different financial circumstances because white women benefit more from... Read More »

Season 3 of Gaby Dunn's Podcast BAD WITH MONEY Premieres on Panoply

Podcast - Bad With Money, Friday, April 13, 2018
In the first episode of season 3, Bullet-Speed Trains & Broken Stairwells (aka Structural Racism), Gaby and her guests tackle some hard truths about the massive wealth and achievement gap faced by Black people in the United States. Featuring Tricia Rose (Brown University professor and public... Read More »

Duke's center on social equality names enrichment program after Hank Aaron, wife

WRAL, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Duke's Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity is naming its enrichment program for young scholars after Hank Aaron and his wife, Billye. Hank led the Milwaukee Braves to a World Series Championship in 1957, he also surpassed Babe Ruth's record with 714 home runs. 

What the Big New Study About Race and Mobility Doesn’t Tell Us

The Nation, Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Sources of non-wage income like stock options and inherited wealth vary greatly by race. Given the history of housing discrimination and job discrimination in the United States, inherited resources vary greatly. The Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances found that 26 percent of... Read More »

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