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What Trump’s whiter, less academic Cabinet says about race and class in America

The Washington Post, Sunday, January 22, 2017
“Rarely will we find an example of an uncredentialed black person in an elite position,” said Darrick Hamilton, an economist at The New School in New York and associate director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. “That black person is usually certainly qualified, if not... Read More »

What Trump’s whiter, less academic Cabinet says about race and class in America

Toronto Star, Friday, January 20, 2017
“Rarely will we find an example of an uncredentialed black person in an elite position,” said Darrick Hamilton, an economist at The New School in New York and associate director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. “That black person is usually certainly qualified, if not... Read More »

New Research Brief: Women, Race and Wealth

The Cook Center and Insight Center for Community Economic Development, Thursday, January 19, 2017
As women across the nation prepare to march for equality, a research brief released today examining wealth inequality across race and gender highlights the substantial economic disparity women of color face in the U.S. Women, Race and Wealth is the first in a series of briefs that summarize... Read More »

Is Obama’s economic legacy one of missed opportunity or success?

PBS NewsHour, Thursday, January 12, 2017
"What is President Obama’s economic legacy? Did his efforts to turn the country around after the 2008 financial crisis constitute a robust recovery, or too little, too late? Economics correspondent Paul Solman assembled a panel of economic experts to discuss employment across racial groups... Read More »

Obama’s speech is out of touch with reality

The Boston Globe, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
"There were at least two troublesome pieces of Obama’s discussion of race, however. First, he continued to call for empathy and plead with us to see similarities between white resentment and black suffering that simply do not exist. And second, all too often, Obama uses terms like 'race' and '... Read More »

Can the Flaws in Credit Scoring Be Fixed?

The Atlantic, Tuesday, January 10, 2017
"Consumer advocates say this system is inherently unfair: excluding and punishing the millions of Americans who pay everyday bills such as rent, phone lines, and utilities responsibly and rewarding those who show similar levels of responsibility but are wealthy enough to have mortgages or plentiful... Read More »

Fathering within and beyond the Failures of the State with Imagination, Work and Love - The Case of the Mexican Father

Sense Publishers , Thursday, January 5, 2017
Marta Sánchez, faculty affiliate with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and professor of social foundations at the Donald R. Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, has recently published a book entitled Fathering within and beyond the Failures of... Read More »

Radical economic populism is the only thing that can save the Democrats now

The Week, Tuesday, December 27, 2016
"Duke economist William Darity Jr. has recommended guaranteeing public-sector employment at dignified wages to every American willing to work, providing a federally financed trust fund to every newborn, and rebuilding education infrastructure to offer gifted-quality K-12 education to all. What's... Read More »

Duke University Professor William A. Darity Jr. on How Barack Obama Failed Black Americans

The Black Daily, Saturday, December 24, 2016
"Nevertheless, some of those white voters who did not vote for him took his eight years as president as license to assert that the country is post-racial, even while attacking him with both veiled and overt racial slurs. But racism is organic to American life, and it sits at the core of persistence... Read More »

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 »

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