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‘White privilege’ just made an appearance in the presidential race. It’s about time.

The Washington Post, Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Look over the data on housing, health care, school quality, college completion, wages, discriminatory lending. We really could go on and on. Then think with some care about what your own group's standing in that data has made harder or easier in your life, what it has made possible, what it allowed... Read More »

#TamirRice, #BrokenJustice; Economics; Missing Black Millenial; Voting process

WEAA’s EllisonReport, Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at The New School, discusses the top economic issues heading into 2016 and two solutions on creating true economic equity (Listen at 17:42) Listen: http://weaa.org/post/ellisonreport-1229-tamirrice-... Read More »

Here’s How the Federal Reserve Just Told Black Folks ‘You Don’t Really Matter’

The Root, Saturday, December 19, 2015
“Nearly 40 percent of black households have no financial assets [pdf],” New School economist Darrick Hamilton breaks down for The Root. “The black median value of household assets is about $200—only $25 if retirement savings are excluded!” Read more: http://tinyurl.com/Here-... Read More »

Speculation, Now: Essays and Artwork

The Brooklyn Rail, Wednesday, December 9, 2015
In their essay, economists Darrick Hamilton and William Darity, Jr. argue that the primary source of racial inequality lies in the wealth gap, which stems from “racial differences in inheritances, bequests, and intra-family transfers […] [more than] education, income, and household structure.”... Read More »

Liberating communities from debt

The St. Louis American, Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Economists Darrick Hamilton and Ngina Chiteji have shown that the share of families with parents who cannot make ends meet is higher for middle-class black families. Hamilton and Chiteji demonstrate that having parents who are struggling to get ahead and siblings whose economic circumstances are... Read More »

One way to boost achievement among poor kids? Make sure they have classmates who aren’t poor.

The Washington Post, Tuesday, December 8, 2015
“I was curious as to whether it had much of an effect, since people were so upset about it,” said William A. Darity Jr., a professor at Duke University and co-author of the study. “Our answer is: It doesn’t do as well as the race-based plan in terms of producing higher levels of diversity. But it... Read More »

When Rich And Poor Learn Together, Kids Win

The Huffington Post, Thursday, December 3, 2015
Race-based school assignment plans are more effective at achieving racial diversity, said Duke professor William A. Darity Jr., another study author. But the new research shows that SES-based plans have their merits. "If you're not going to use a race-based plan, then the next best option is an... Read More »

Mixed Results for Income-based K-12 Assignment

Duke Today, Monday, November 30, 2015
“While we found some decline in the degree of racial diversity associated with Wake County schools after adoption of the socioeconomic plan versus the prior race-based plan, there was significantly less diversity in the school districts that were not using either plan,” said William A. Darity Jr.,... Read More »

Faculty Diversity: An Argument For A Faculty Union

The Duke Chronicle, Tuesday, November 17, 2015
If Duke is serious about faculty diversity, as it proudly proclaimed last week, one tangible thing it can do is allow contingent faculty to organize their union free from interference," writes Zoe Willingham, T '17, President of Duke United Against Sweatshops, and a student in Bob Korstad's class... Read More »

The Psychological Effects of Race and Class

The Cook Center, Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The psychological effects of race and socioeconomic status served as the theme for a one-day conference at Duke on Monday, hosted by the Global Inequality Research Initiative, or GIRI. The conference, “Telling Identity Stories,” featured three keynote presentations by experts on education, race and... Read More »

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