Duke Junior Ashlyn Nuckols Named 2017 Beinecke Scholar

Duke Today, Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Duke University junior Ashlyn Nuckols is among 20 students nationwide selected as 2017 Beinecke Scholars. The Beinecke Scholarship supports students of exceptional promise as they attend the graduate school of their choice. Beinecke recipients receive $4,000 in their senior year of undergraduate... Read More »

C-SPAN Coverage of Reflections on Inequality Conference: Slavery, Indentured Servitude, and Race

C-SPAN, Friday, April 21, 2017
Professor Gunther Peck, Associate Professor of History and Public Policy Studies at Duke University, talked about the complex history of slavery, indentured servitude, and the concept of race during his keynote address entitled: "Race Traffic: Historicizing the Origins of White Racial Victimhood."... Read More »

A Better Understanding of Wealth Inequality in the United States

Global Policy TV, Friday, April 21, 2017
Dr. Darity will receive an award for his work at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit. It is vital in improving our understanding of wealth inequality in the United States — both racial and overall wealth inequality — that we recognize (by measuring the direct effect of inheritances and gifts... Read More »

2017 Future of Wealth Summit Starts Wednesday

Times Union, Thursday, April 20, 2017
“The 2017 Future of Wealth Summit: Technology, Inclusion and Social Change” will be hosted by the Center for Global Policy Solutions on April 26-28, 2017. Nearly three dozen diverse experts will discuss how technology can foster convenient access to critical information and services without... Read More »

Study: It’s Racist to Teach Students Financial Literacy

Independent Women’s Forum, Thursday, April 20, 2017
The paper, written by Duke’s William A. Darity and the New School’s Darrick Hamilton, argues that financial-literacy courses presume that the problem is simply that students of color lack of financial responsibility or financial knowledge. “The problem with this language is the implicit notion... Read More »

Does Financial Literacy Betray Racial Bias?

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Thursday, April 20, 2017
"The problem with this language is the implicit notion that the racial wealth gap is a matter of financial literacy, choice, and agency, as opposed to inheritance and structure," write Darrick Hamilton, an associate professor of economics and urban policy at the New School, and William A. Darity Jr... Read More »

Small farms, smaller plots: land size, fragmentation, and productivity in Ethiopia

The Journal of Peasant Studies, Wednesday, April 19, 2017
A new article published today in the Journal of Peasant Studies by Mark Paul, a postdoctoral associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, and Mwangi wa Gĩthĩnji entitled "Small farms, smaller plots: land size, fragmentation, and productivity in Ethiopia" explores the relationship... Read More »

Shut Up About Financial Literacy

Medium, Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Economists Darrick Hamilton and William Darrity, Jr. offer a beautiful illustration of this challenge in a new paper on education, financial literacy, and the racial wealth gap. Much like explanations for racial and class disparities in higher education, popular explanations for racial disparities... Read More »

The Political Economy of Education, Financial Literacy, and the Racial Wealth Gap

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, Vol. 99, Issue 1, Monday, April 17, 2017
A recent article by William A. (“Sandy”) Darity, Jr., director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center and Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University, and Darrick Hamilton,  Associate Director of Cook Center and... Read More »

In NC, as in Kansas, trickle-down tax cuts are just a trick

The News and Observer, Monday, April 17, 2017
"It’s tax week. This is when we all scramble to file our taxes and pay our fair share. These tax dollars fund the essential public goods and services that we expect of our government. Things like public schools, the brick and mortar of our democracy, are made possible by our tax dollars. We all... Read More »