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Social Justice SOS: Revisited

African American Policy Forum, Thursday, November 9, 2017
One year after the 2016 election, AAPF & 12 social justice leaders convene for a virtual town hall to reflect on the first year of the Trump administration, assess the state of the resistance, and share ideas about how we must move forward. Featuring: Khaled Beydoun Rosa Clemente... Read More »

Universities and Reparations

University of Virginia, Thursday, November 9, 2017
This panel discussion took place on October 19th, 2017 as part of the symposium "Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, & the Built Landscape," hosted by the University of Virginia President's Commission on Slavery and the University and the Slave Dwelling Project. Speakers included... Read More »

Los Angeles is quickly becoming a place exclusively for the white and rich

KNOCK, Tuesday, November 7, 2017
L.A.’s Black population has declined by 100,000 since the 1980s, falling from 13% of the County population to 8% in just a few decades. Hollywood alone saw the displacement of 13,000 Latinos between 2000 and 2010, pushed out by rising rents to make way for upscale redevelopment. These are just two... Read More »

Consent required: Can professors exclude certain students from taking their classes?

The Chronicle, Monday, November 6, 2017
Professor Robert Korstad, who has used permission numbers for his course “History of Poverty in the United States,” said that he usually consults with the registrar, director of undergraduate studies or director of graduate studies for the Sanford School of Public Policy when he classifies a... Read More »

By the Numbers: How Gaping Disparities in Wealth Fuel a Generational Cycle of Inequality

Florida Political Review, Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Darrick Hamilton, a professor of economics at the New School and associate director of the Cook Center, argues that “wealthier families are better positioned to afford elite education, access capital to start a business, finance expensive medical procedures, reside in higher-amenity neighborhoods,... Read More »

Leading Scholars Hold Conference on Race and Inequality in America

Duke Today, Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Leading scholars gathered this past Thursday at Duke to discuss ways in which racial rules affect people’s daily lives and what we can do to change them to create a more inclusive economy and society. The conference on race and inequality in America, hosted by the Samuel DuBois Cook Center... Read More »

In the national anthem debate, why does it feel like everyone lost? Because nothing happened until the black guys were turned into the bad guys.

The Undefeated, Tuesday, October 31, 2017
“There has always been a politically contested terrain in sports,” said William “Sandy” Darity, a professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. “For people to talk about keeping politics out of sports, well, that’... Read More »

What to See at Duke This Week: Bull City 150 Project

Duke Today, Monday, October 30, 2017
Duke scholars from the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and the Sanford School of Public Policy have amassed 150 years of housing data in Durham, and the results provide visual evidence for changing social and economic patterns over that period. The Bull City 150 project creates... Read More »

Who Do You Think You Are?

Hear at Duke, Monday, October 30, 2017
College is a time of transition and self-discovery. Every day, we become a different version of ourselves, but some of us don't really think about it. For others, it's all they can think about. In this episode, we talk to current and former Duke students about their stories of change:... Read More »

What to See at Duke This Week: "Hidden Rules of Race" and "Dream Hoarders"

Duke Today, Monday, October 23, 2017
"Brookings Institution scholar Richard V. Reeves’ latest book, "Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust," takes a harsh look at the economic inequalities that are leaving the working class and poor behind in modern America. That message... Read More »

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