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Scholars Reveal Gaping Black/White Wealth Disparity in D.C.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Tuesday, November 1, 2016
William A. Darity is a primary investigator for the report, Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, and the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University. "Citing a series of... Read More »

Blacks face discrimination in ride-hailing

USA Today, Monday, October 31, 2016
"African-American travelers wait as much as 30% longer for UberX rides, and people with African-American sounding names had their UberX trips canceled at twice the rate of those with white-sounding names, a study released Monday found. Though the actual difference in wait times was small, on... Read More »

Baby Bonds: A Plan for Black/White Wealth Equality Conservatives Could Love?

Institute for New Economic Thinking, Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Darrick Hamilton, (Research Affiliate and Associate Director of Cook Center; Co-Investigator of the National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color (NASCC) Project; Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy &... Read More »

The massive racial wealth gap is a major barrier to bicycle use

PeopleForBikes, Tuesday, October 25, 2016
A new article on biking makes use of the "Beyond Broke: Why Closing the Racial Wealth Gap is a Priority for National Economic Security" released by the Center for Global Policy Solutions in collaboration with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, the... Read More »

New Faculty Assignments for a Trio of Black Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Friday, October 21, 2016
"Keisha Bentley-Edwards was appointed an assistant professor of general internal medicine in the School of Medicine at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She will also direct the Health Equity Working Group in the university’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. Dr. Bentley-... Read More »

Here’s What Economists Don’t Understand About Race

Institute for New Economic Thinking, Tuesday, October 18, 2016
As an undergraduate at Brown University in the 1970s, William Darity, Jr. expected to learn the reasons behind the inequality he’d seen all around him growing up in the Middle East and North Carolina. He realized pretty quickly that economists were not going to be much help.  Darity, the son... Read More »

Keisha Bentley-Edwards: Eliminating Inequalities Through Teaching, Research, Policy & Prevention

Duke Today, Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Keisha Bentley-Edwards excelled in high school, but it never felt right to her that many of her classmates weren’t succeeding along with her. To Bentley-Edwards, too many people took the lower graduation rates of students of color as “normal.” That’s a situation she will never accept. “This... Read More »

Disparities in parents’ wealth a key driver of racial wealth gap

The Bay State Banner, Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Anne Price, president of the Insight Center for Community and Economic Development (left), moderated a panel on racial wealth gaps. Presenting were researchers Khaing Zaw of Duke University, Yunju Nam of SUNY-Buffalo and strategic advisor Jhumpa Bhattacharya of the Insight Center for Economic... Read More »

A Job for Everyone: A federal job guarantee is a good, All-American policy

U.S. News & World Report, Friday, October 7, 2016
For Americans, a job doesn't have to be a luxury, it should be a right. This isn't a new concept, from 1944-1988, full employment was a cornerstone objective of the Democratic Party's policy platform, though a rare act of "historical amnesia" seems to have wiped it off American's minds. A... Read More »

Conference examines the histories of capitalism

Cornell Chronicle, Friday, October 7, 2016
More than 100 scholars from around the country shared their research and offered new perspectives at the Histories of Capitalism 2.0 conference, held at Cornell Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Plenary speakers Kirsten Mullen and William “Sandy” Darity, [Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social... Read More »

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