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Solutions for Wealth Inequality: A Joint Statement from Civil Rights Leaders and Organizations on Black History Month

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, Thursday, February 18, 2016
"As civil rights leaders and organizations, we stand together this Black History Month to call attention to the income inequality plaguing Boston’s communities of color. The Brookings Institution recently reported that Boston is #1 in income inequality among the 100 largest cities in the... Read More »

The Latino Flight to Whiteness

The American Prospect, Thursday, February 11, 2016
Will the United States have a majority of people of color by the year 2050, as both researchers and the popular press commonly assert? Richard Alba urges skepticism because, he argues, U.S. Census policy overestimates the presence of nonwhites in the American population. As Alba observes, in mixed-... Read More »

Will Robots Steal Our Jobs?

Duke Today, Wednesday, February 10, 2016
A Duke Ph.D. candidate in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics takes a sobering look at how technology may make a lot of jobs obsolete.  Duke’s own William Darity Jr. in the Sanford School has advocated for a job guarantee.  Other economists have recommended that the federal... Read More »

Stop abandoning NC public schools

Duke Campaign Stop 2016, Friday, February 5, 2016
"North Carolina is one of only 14 states and the District of Columbia with a school voucher law that allows qualifying students to receive an Opportunity Scholarship of up to $4,200 to attend a private school — including non-secular schools," writes Kristen Stephens, Co-Director of... Read More »

What would reparations actually look like?

Fusion, Friday, February 5, 2016
[W]hat would reparations actually look like? There are a few scholars who have been studying this for a long time. One of them is Dr. William Darity from Duke University. The first step, he says, is to establish a set of criteria for eligibility. Read more: http://fusion.net/story/... Read More »

The case for 'race-conscious' policies

The Brookings Institution, Thursday, February 4, 2016
Professors William Darity at Duke and Darrick Hamilton of The New School propose to tackle race gaps in wealth by providing “baby bonds” to children born to families with limited wealth. In 2013, median net worth was $11,000 for black households compared to $141,900 for whites.  Read more:... Read More »

The Case for Considering Reparations

The Atlantic, Wednesday, January 27, 2016
"I have, with some regularity, pointed them to this excellent paper from the Duke economist, and tireless reparations proponent, Sandy Darity, which discusses 'the size of a reparations payment and how the way which it is financed and distributed effects the income of blacks and... Read More »

Sanders and Clinton support reparations, but not for slavery

Fusion , Saturday, January 23, 2016
"Nevertheless, legal and economic scholars have published a large body of work on how reparations for African-Americans might be achieved. Experts like Duke University’s William Darity and the late Boris Bittker of Yale University have studied the question for decades..." Read more: ... Read More »

Bernie’s Greatest Weakness

The Nation, Friday, January 22, 2016
"Sociologist Sandy Darity and economist Darrick Hamilton are proponents of race-neutral “baby bonds” as a tool to narrow the racial wealth gap. It’s depressing that Sanders has given reparations so little serious consideration; does he even have close African-American... Read More »

Study: D.C. Among States With the Least Racial Progress

CBS News, Tuesday, January 19, 2016
William A. Darity, Jr., Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University and contributor to the study, says the major causes of the wealth gap between black and white households in any state “are past patterns of wealth deprivation by race that has meant that black... Read More »

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