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Black Burdens, White Wages, and the Persistence of Economic Inequality

The American Prospect, Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Higher education does not guarantee wage equity. The wage gap for male college graduates—a relatively privileged group that did some of the things that American society demands—is still disturbing. The EPI report found that in 1979, the wage gap for new black male workers who had a bachelor’s... Read More »

Pointing to Institutions’ Ties to Slavery, Speakers Call for Federal Reparations

The Cornell Daily Sun, Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Prof. William Darity, public policy, Duke University, and Kirsten Mullen, a folklorist and art consultant, addressed racial discrimination and its profound effect on economic inequality in the United States at a lecture Thursday... ​Darity, an economist and researcher with over 200 published... Read More »

The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity Welcomes New Faculty Affiliate

The Cook Center, Friday, September 30, 2016
Dr. Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards, Director of Health Equity Working Group for the Cook Center and Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine at Duke University.  DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 13, 2016 — The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity is honored to welcome new faculty affiliate... Read More »

Can we overcome the economic legacy of racism?

Institute for New Economic Thinking, Friday, September 30, 2016
Why does the racial divide persist between comparatively similar segments of the workforce? If additional education is not the solution to racial inequality, what is? In this interview, Professor Sandy Darity discusses the troubling systemic and psychosocial challenges that have faced black... Read More »

Short documentary highlights Young Scholars Summer Research Institute

The Cook Center, Thursday, September 29, 2016
A video produced by Mohamad Chamas and Rahima Rahi, with guidance from Bruce Orenstein, Artist in Residence with the Samuel Dubois Cook Center On Social Equity, documents the Cook Center's Young Scholars Summer Research Institute. The Young Scholars Summer Research... Read More »

Profiting off Debt: Federal student loans facilitate a pernicious profit motive in higher education

Jacobin, Thursday, September 29, 2016
"Student loan debt has achieved gargantuan proportions. Over the past two decades it has grown to $1.44 trillion, surpassing other forms of debt like credit cards and auto loans. This debt mountain didn’t form overnight and it wasn’t an accident. It has been fueled by intentional government... Read More »

How Homeownership Affects Greater Boston's 'Immense' Racial Wealth Gap

WBUR-FM (90.9 FM), Thursday, September 22, 2016
Among the big themes of this year's presidential campaign is the growing gap between America's rich and its poor, which increasingly defines a number of American cities, including the Boston area. In June, we asked this question about Boston: How is it that a city with one of the country'... Read More »

Let's Talk Sex: A Pilot Study of Sexual History Elicitation by Providers of STD Services in Leon County, Florida

Florida Public Health Review, Tuesday, September 20, 2016
A new article, Let's Talk Sex: A Pilot Study of Sexual History Elicitation by Providers of STD Services in Leon County, Florida, by Salimah El-Amin, Senior Research Associate and Director of the Global Inequality Initiative at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social... Read More »

Opening the Farm Gate to Women? Sustainable Agriculture in the United States

Political Economy Research Institute, Monday, September 19, 2016
In a new working paper "Opening the Farm Gate to Women? Sustainable Agriculture in the United States," Mark Paul, postdoctoral associate with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, and Anders Fremstad, Assistant Professor of Economics at Colorado State University, analyze the... Read More »

Duke History Revisited Round-Up

Duke University Libraries, Monday, September 19, 2016
"This summer, the University Archives offered a new program for undergraduate students called Duke History Revisited. The idea was to give students a chance to dig into the University’s history and tell the stories of people and events that were not widely known. On September 19th, the program... Read More »

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